The Badlands region in the American West is famous (or infamous) for its arid and unforgiving landscape, which is decorated by sharp and eroded spires of stone. If you catch it at just the right moment and in the right conditions, however, these apparent wastelands can give birth to an extraordinary explosion of color and life in the form of beautiful wildflowers.
She is also the “shakti”, Shiva’s female manifestation She stands on a double lotus throne in “tribhanga” (triple flexion) and would have been a processional statue Country of Origin: India Culture: Hindu Date/Period: Vijayanagar period 16th C Place of Origin: South India, Tamil Nadu Material Size: Bronze, Height 73 cm / Theresa McCullough Collection, LondonCreditStatue of Parvati identified by the tall conical crown (katakamundra), reincarnation of Sati and consort of Shiva / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images
I made these as a way to compile all the geographical vocabulary that I thought was useful and interesting for writers. Some descriptors share categories, and some are simplified, but for the most part everything is in its proper place. Not all the words are as useable as others, and some might take tricky wording to pull off, but I hope these prove useful to all you writers out there!