This is a chart of the Runes and their meanings. I keep a copy of this in my BOS for reference occasionally. Between knowing the Tarot, then the Runes, a witch's brain does tend to get overloaded and need a cheat sheet.
Goddess Parvati's Ambika roop. She rides the lion and kills the asuras. She has the power of all deitiies thus the many hands and the different weapons. She is Shakti which means power. All deities are the various forms of this power and portrayed to common man as different deities in order to capture their concentration by seeing a form not very different from what they know. It would be difficult to pray to a power that cannot be seen.
Things are what direction we take them rather than static symbols. To a person who has "Satan vision," this is evil. To someone else, religious or not, it seems to have a lot to do with living demonstrative character and virtues.