Why does the Goddess in Hinduism have fearsome aspects?
I can relate more to the motherly aspects of the Goddess. To me, that makes sense with femininity and motherhood.
But the Goddess also has a war-like, fearsome side, which I have trouble understanding. That doesn’t seem feminine to me. Why does she have that side?
And it’s not just Hinduism. This is a common feature of Goddesses in other traditions as well. Why is that?