Shiva is the Hindu God of Destruction and the consort of Shakti. It is said they created all things as they consummated their love, and that the universe will be destroyed and reborn if they consummate their love again.


Shortly after the birth of Chris, Piper Halliwell and Leo Wyatt attend a Hindu wedding after being pressured into it by Phoebe and Paige since Leo was too consumed with revenge and Piper refused to leave the newly-born Chris.

At the wedding, shortly after their arrival, two bright lights—presumably the life-force of the two Gods—appeared and flew into them. Piper suddenly grew four extra arms and became the Hindu goddess Shakti of creation and fertility. Leo turned into the God Shiva—the Hindu god of destruction and chaos and the lover (symbolic) of Shakti. Later Paige removed the gods from them with a spell.

Powers and Abilities

As the God Shiva, Leo possessed many powers and abilities. He presumably also retained his Elder powers while possessed by the essence, as Piper still retained her wiccan powers.

Active Powers
  • Telekinesis: The ability to move objects with beings with the mind. Shiva possessed a powerful form of this power, as he was able to throw Inspector Sheridan across a room with high force and speed.
  • Electrokinesis: The ability to manipulate electricity and shoot lightning bolts from his hands.
  • Lightning Teleportation: A form of teleportation where the user transports in a flash of lightning.
Other Powers
  • Immortality: The ability to possess an infinite lifespan and an arrested aging process.
  • Immunity: The ability to be immune to certain powers, spells or potions.
  • Invincibility: The ability to be invincible.
  • Possession: The ability to enter another being's body and control their actions.



Book of Shadows

Shakti and Shiva

Shakti, the Hindu Goddess of Creation and Shiva, the God of Destruction are commonly invoked at weddings because they're reconsidered to be the Ultimate Lovers. Shakti, also called The Ultimate Mother, and Shiva, together created All Things, and if they consummate their love again, All Things will be obliterated and the Universe will be reborn.

Magical School Book

To Remove Gods From Mortals

We call upon the mortal ways,
And Gods who guide but may not stay.
We seek those of divinity,
To separate from and set them free.



Shiva appeared in a total of 1 episode over the course of the series.

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