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Seshat

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Egyptian goddess of writing, mathematics, and building schemes. She is also associated with libraries, letters, archives and historical records. She keeps track of the royal annals, with the ruling periods of every king and the speeches that were spoken during the crowning rituals. She also assisted the pharaoh mark out the boundaries of a temple in a ritual known as 'stretching the cord'. She is depicted in human form with a star or rosette above her head, wearing a leopard-skin robe, holding a scepter made of a notched palm branch on which she recorded the jubilee years. Seshat is regarded as a daughter of Thoth.

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  • Also known as:
    Sesat
    Sesheta

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