Gods and Goddesses of Today?

If Karl Marx and Ayn Rand are the Gods of Economics (to whom we sacrifice George Osborne at dawn tomorrow), who else is in the pantheon? I get the feeling Marilyn Monroe and Elvis ought to be in there somewhere. Who should be in the 19th/20th century pantheon of gods and goddesses, and what portfolios should each of them have?

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4 Responses to Gods and Goddesses of Today?

  1. Serdar says:

    This is such a curious question I might need a blog post of my own to answer it properly.

  2. Peter Crowther says:

    I suggest Richard Nixon for the Deception / Trickster portfolio.

  3. Tim Hall says:

    That works, I think.

    Neil Armstrong and Albert Einstein ought to be in there (Travel and Science?).

    Who gets War and Death?

  4. John P. says:

    I would nominate someone for the god/goddess of instantly forgettable celebrity but I can’t remember any names …