Be it a deity under his lordship or one of his many acolytes, not one escapes Mahakhala's watchful eye. Any who cause injury to this household do so well knowing tribute for their crime must assuredly be paid. As massive claymores rend the sky, the ﬂames of retribution will burn unabated until the god's rage has passed. More than once have entire kingdoms fallen has a result of such transgressions, restored only when of Mahakhala's serfs see it fit to do so.
See Hexabrach Mahakhala.
Mahākāla (Sanskrit) is a wrathful deity, Dharmapala ("protector of dharma"), in Vajrayana Buddhism, and a deity in Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, particularly in the Vajrayana school. Mahākāla belongs to the fourth hierarchy of deities. Mahākāla is a Sanskrit bahuvrihi of mahā ("great") and kāla "time/death", which means "beyond time" or "beyond death".
Mahākāla is relied upon in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. However, he is depicted in a number of variations, each with distinctly different qualities and aspects. He is also regarded as the emanation of different beings in different cases. Mahākāla is typically black in color: just as all colors are absorbed and dissolved into black, all names and forms are said to melt into those of Mahakala, symbolizing his all-embracing, comprehensive nature. The most notable variation in Mahākāla's manifestations and depictions is in the number of arms, he can be six-armed, four-armed and two-armed, but other details can vary as well. For instance, in some cases there are Mahakalas in white, with multiple heads, standing on varying numbers of various things, holding various implements, with alternative adornments, and so on.
Artwork by Reynan Sanchez.