Do you know this lady? You should. She is Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of art and music — and therefore, in a way, the female Apollo. She is also the spirit of the invisible river which enters Ganga at the Yamuna — making the site into a sacred trifluence — a Triveni Sangama — and probably was the name of an actual river: it had once emptied into the Arabian Sea somewhere in Sindh and irrigated the Mohenjo Daro civilization. Her course was altered suddenly about 4,000 years ago, probably by an earthquake, leaving the civilization on its shores to parch and wither away. Which makes her a very special deity: while we are told gods routinely destroy whole civilizations, she is the only one known to have actually really done so.
You have been warned: Saraswati can just up walk away and when she does, we — vanish without a trace.
Think about it.
This rendition, in traditional Balinese style, is by Gusti Sundarma, a Balinese artist working in acrylic.