The variant that is bringing back mask mandates and, don’t worry, much worse in the future, is named Eris.
The Greek goddess of strife and discord.
Her opposite, Harmonia, is the goddess of harmony and concord. I haven’t seen her around here in quite some time. I hope I used the correct pronoun.
Who picked the name, Eris, and why? She is credited with, if I can believe Wikipedia, starting the Trojan War by introducing a golden apple at a wedding (that she wasn’t invited to) inscribed with “For the most beautiful one,” which caused all kinds of problems as the multiple goddesses present all considered themselves to be deserving of that title.
Strife and discord.
There are no coincidences with these people.
The Hesiod quote on the image reads:
For indeed, she fosters evil war and struggle, being unyielding. No mortal at all loves her, but, by necessity of the immortals, they honor Eris the iron-willed and burdensome.
— Hesiod, Works and Days