zeca puts some links around the word Shiva
and QSE says Interesting.
what is so interesting in that news "from that LAND OF SNAKES"
dear QSE ..??
let me tell you and the readers about the word "Shiva "
and how languages, faiths and human linguistic sounds migrate through stories and story tellers dear QSE
that word "Shiva " is very well known in oold Persia/Iran ..all the way to Jewish faith travelers of ancient times... Shiva (Persian: شيوا, also Romanized as Shīvā; also known as Shīū) even today is still a village
in Lafmejan Rural District, in the Central District of Lahijan County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 204, in 68 families.Shiva Mahbobi
(Persian: شیوا محبوبی ) (born 1968) is a well Iranian political activist currently residing in the United Kingdom
. She is best known as the spokesperson of Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran CFPPI and has campaigned to establish the 20th of June as an International day of action to support political ...
there are many people in Iran that have that name still today., Interesting is ., it is a female name in Iran and by the time it travels to Indian subcontinent it becomes "male name"
And anyone who have Jewish background must know that Death and Shiva Mourning in Judaism ...https://www.shiva.com/learning-center/understanding/
Judaism provides a structured period of mourning that, depending on your relationship to the deceased, may last up to one year, allowing a mourner to gradually heal by going through different stages of grief. These traditional mourning practices and defined periods of mourning are intended to ensure that in a year's time, the mourner is able to cope with the loss and be prepared to re-engage in his or her normal routines. This section provides a basic overview and understanding of shiva and Jewish mourning.
The first structured period of Jewish mourning, the shiva, begins immediately following the burial and upon departing the cemetery and returning to the mourner’s home. Shiva is a complex period of Jewish mourning comprised of many traditions, customs and rituals that mourners may observe. Below are links to more sections and information about the rituals of shiva and Jewish mourning.
And what is the connection between People of Iran .,Jews of Middle East all the way to Algerian Berbers and the stories from LAND OF SNAKES??
well allah knows the best..
and my good wishes to you..