We may perhaps be justified in enumerating separately the following: the southern Indian cowherd of ferocious devotion; the northern axe-wielding general of Shiva's ganas; the emanation of Shiva's anger who is alone capable of handling dangerously empowered food-offerings; and the chastiser
We have seen before in the prophetic literature the role of the prophet as chastiser
of the king: Nathan takes David to task for failing in the monarch's role as an axis mundi--a mediating force between God and the Israelites in upholding the covenantal paradigm.
The old gentleman, smiling at the proposal, handed him his cane, which the other no sooner was going to apply to the shoulders of the culprit, than he immediately whipped off his wooden leg, and scampered off with great alacrity, and his chastiser
after him as hard as he could go.
He served as the friend, mentor, supporter, or chastiser
of no less than Sheridan and Swift, and was also a quite good if often self-depreciating poet in his own right.
51) On these verses, Rashi reflects the traditional rabbinic view when he suggests that Moses is the lord, master, judge or chastiser
Nellie could be the consummate chastiser
for the cause of justice.
The brutal fact is that in more recent times our devotion to the now-departed captain owed considerably more to what Old Trafford's great chastiser
had been saying off the pitch than what he had been doing on it.