Sarasvati

Sarasvati, Goddess of Knowledge and Learning, Patron of Music and Mathematics, is a popular deity among the wise. She, along with her husband Soma, the God of Dreams and Prophecy, stayed neutral during the Godswar focusing their efforts on preserving knowledge and the knowledgeable from death and destruction. They are both credited with preserving the cultures of the Whorl despite the great bloodshed unleashed. 

Some theologians are surprised that Sarasvati does not join with Lakshmi and Jyestha in presiding over Civilization, but most, upon reflection, recognize that true wisdom comes from exposure to new ideas in the places where multiple civilizations touch. To that end, her Realm of the Great River is altogether appropriate, as it is this conduit that connects every significant culture in the Whorl.

Sarasvati is usually depicted holding a musical instrument. Themes of a flowing river are often worked into the image, either as her hair, her clothes, or some other feature. Sometimes she is depicted with a swan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarasvati

The Whorl ardhanari