Saraswati, saras (flow) and wati (woman). Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music, arts, science and technology. Consort of Brahma, revered as His Shakti. Wife and messenger of Ahura Mazda. Guardian of earth; guides souls to the afterlife. Symbolic animal is the rooster. The Teacher of Daena (Daena: conscience and religion). Known as Druga, for fighting off Drug (female demon). Known as Sraosha in Zoroastrianism. Known as a guardian diety in Buddhism, upholding teachings of Gautama Buddha thru protection and assitance to practitioners. Also known as: Thurathadi or Tipitaka (Burmese), Biancaitian (Chinese), Surasawadee (Thai), Benzaiten (Japanese).