I wasn’t expecting this…
no way . This world…
Well the Catholics have St. Corona so it’s only fair.
Goddesses of plague have a long history. Hariti was said to be the goddess of smallpox. The interesting thing here is the continuity with long tradition.
Is there a god or goddess for science? or does science have to be godless?
No gods/ess and should stay so. Just the Scientific method, hopefully
If they really want want one, there are plenty to chose from
You can pick one from here: List of knowledge deities - Wikipedia
I would choose Athena.
Athena is a natural patron of universities: At Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania a statue of Athena (a replica of the original bronze one in the arts and archaeology library) resides in the Great Hall. It is traditional at exam time for students to leave offerings to the goddess with a note asking for good luck, or to repent for accidentally breaking any of the college’s numerous other traditions. Pallas Athena is the tutelary goddess of the international social fraternity Phi Delta Theta. Her owl is also a symbol of the fraternity.
Saraswati… goddess of Learning & Knowledge is the closest, I guess!
Goddess Saraswati is the eternal consort of Brahma, the creator of the world. And as he is the source of all knowledge in the universe, Saraswati is the embodiment of knowledge itself. She is usually shown playing the sitar, sitting in a lotus.
She holds a book in one of the hands and a lotus in another. The book signifies material knowledge and the lotus signifies actual knowledge―that is, the knowledge of the self. She is the giver of speech, wisdom, and learning. She is also the supreme knower of fine arts like music, arts, and literature.
We Indians love our Gods and Goddesses… they fulfil our every need… even the need for a Visa!
A god/dess for science would be the one who makes causality work. Humans know that causality work, but they do not know why.
In our search for a vaccine, scientists are trying to work with the conditions, probably unaware that the god/dess of science is in current negotiations with goddess corona. When the two gods reach an agreement, we will have the vaccine and deluded humans would believe that it was scientists efforts, not gods will.
With so many gods, goddesses, devas and nature spirits around, could we have one for this virus, perhaps?