Kartikeya(Sanskrit कार्त्तिकेय) A Hindu symbol of the warrior aspect of divinity, known in other religions as Ares, Mars, Samael, etc. Kartikeya is the second son of Shiva and Parvati. His brother is Ganesha. Kartikeya is also known as Shadanana, Guha, Murugan, Shantakumar, Subramanya, Skanda, and Sanmukha ("six faces"). Kartikeya was created by the gods to be their defender, and to lead the divine armies to kill the demons (a symbol of our egos). Kartikeya is very fierce and said to be the most masculine and attractive of all the gods. While his brother Ganesh removes obstacles, Skanda gives religious powers, and the power of knowledge (Gnosis, Daath). He rides a peacock into battle, a Tantric symbol of the ability to transform poison (the ego) into medicine (spirituality, consciousness).


"Let us think for a moment of the humanoid multitudes that populate the face of the earth. They suffer the unspeakable. They are victims of their own errors. If they did not have ego they would not have those errors, nor would they suffer the consequences of such errors. The unique thing required in order to have the right to true happiness is, before all, to not have this ego. Certainly, when psychic aggregates, the inhuman elements that make us so horrible and evil, do not exist within us, then the payment of Karma is non-existent. Thus, the result is happiness."

Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah