My father named me after a character he read in a Science Fiction novel published prior to 1955. The character's name is Seva, who is the Greek goddess of destruction within the context of that book. Unfortunately, I never thought to ask him the title of the book before he passed away. I'd really like to find it. Can anyone help me ?
In fact, as you can read here:
Walter Richmond was a scientist researching atmospheric electricity, the electric currents between the earth and the ionosphere. Richmond went to Washington in 1963 to JFKs science advisor. Their papers were placed under the official secrets act. The Richmond's were frustrated that their work was being hindered (they were told to shut up) and they turned to fiction to express their ideas.
Interestingly, the novel was renamed "Siva" a few years ago. Siva being the God of destruction whose statue can be found at CERN.
This is a picture of the statue.