Shiva has many wives, which are the symbols of feminine power, also known as sakti. They are well known and also worshiped. There are four of his wives that stand out the most, they're names are: Parvati, Umma, Durga, and Kali. Each of the four goddess stand for something important in life.
Parvati, who has beauty and youth, is the goddess of love and romance. She is also known to be the mother of Ganesha. It is to be known that Shiva was to kill Ganesha, however he ended up adopting him as his own. Another of Shiva's wives, Umma, is the goddess of motherhood. She is seen to be kind, caring, and sweetnatured. Durga, is the goddess of justice. She is seen as a strong, courageous woman who is determined to reestablish justice. Kali, the last of the four well known wives, is known to be the goddess of death. She is morbid and appears to have a gothic apperance to her look and tends to be very wild and unpredictable.
There were two sons of Shiva. Ganesha and Skanda. Ganesha seems to be the most well known. He was known to overcome obstacles and also known to have the head of an elephant. He is also seen to have good luck along with him and also called "Lord of beginnings," "Lord of the host", he is jolly and good natured and is seen riding a mouse or rat. Skanda, Shiva's second son also called Kartikeya, Kumara, or Subramanya , is known to be a great, divine worrior, and also known as the god of war. He is the leader of the divine armies and carries characteristics such as being handsome, fit, strong, and is seen to be riding a peacock.