Is Shiva in Hindu mythology actually Lucifer?. It is said that Shiva is the source of both good and evil. He is the one with many contradictory elements. He wears a serpent around his neck and holds a trident also. He is worshipped by Gods, demons and humans. It is believed that his followers are ghosts, ghouls and demons and he is their master. The tantrics (socerers) in India worship him to gain power. He is easily pleased and therefore he is called Bholenath (the innocent master). He ( Shiva) is known by many names and one of his other name is Bhoothnath (Lord of the ghosts). Seems like he has a striking resemblance with Lucifer. So, Shiva and Lucifer are same?. Please let me know.