A destroyer of our environment.
As Brahma is the creator and Vishnu the preserver, so Siva is the destroyer.
The term is here explained as Apollyon, the "destroyer."
But the beauty of the work seems to have restrained the hand of the destroyer.
Its stomach is distensible in an extraordinary degree, and not rarely fishes have been taken out quite as large and heavy as their destroyer.
In the Trimurti, Brahma (the impersonal) is manifested as Brahma (the personal creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Siva (the destroyer).