W.S.Tarot Book - Temperance
From W.S.Tarot Book
"...The “Temperance” card is very much reminiscent of the god “Shiva” who dances while stepping with his right foot on the demon “Apasmara,” which represents the forces which caused forgetfulness and lack of awareness among men. In contrast, Shiva represents self-remembrance, balance, and awareness.
In the Sumerian / Akkadian mythology we can find the god “Enki” who is also reminiscent of the card; from his shoulders or hands he pours water, one of his feet is on the ground, the other in the water, and on his right hand an eagle is seated..."