Hanuman, son of Anjana and Kesari, is actually an avatar of Lord Shiva

It is believed that Hanuman is the eleventh avatar of Lord Shiva. 

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Ravana, the primary antagonist in the Hindu epic Ramayana, was one of the greatest devotees of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva's first wife Sati killed herself because she was frustrated with her father who insulted Shiva.

On the auspicious day of Shivaratri, the Shaivites, a sect of followers, consume Bhang (a beverage prepared from cannabis) and smoke weed.

Shiva takes the form of Nataraja to suppress Apasmara - the symbol of ignorance It is believed, the dwarf demon 'Apasmara', who represented ignorance challenged Lord Shiva

Shiva accepted Nandi, who was offered to Him by other Gods, as his doorkeeper and his vehicle

As the story goes, Surabhi, the mother of all cows started giving birth to a lot of cows,...

The three lines of ash on his forehead refers to destruction of the three worlds

Shiva has three lines of ash smeared on his forehead in a horizontal orientation

The  story of the infinite pillar of fire - when Brahma and Vishnu fought over who the real God was, Shiva made it clear who it really was.