Seshat

Definition

Seshat (also given as Sefkhet-Abwy and Seshet) is the Egyptian goddess of the written word. Her name literally means "female scribe" and she is regularly depicted as a woman wearing a leopard skin draped over her robe with a headdress of a seven-pointed star arched by a crescent in the form of a bow.

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Timeline

  • c. 3150 BCE - c. 30 BCE
    Worship of Seshat in ancient Egypt from the Early Dynastic Period through the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
  • c. 2890 BCE - c. 2670 BCE
    Seshat first mentioned as goddess of writing and measurement in the 2nd Dynasty of the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    Seshat associated with the House of Life in temples or temple precincts of Egypt.
  • c. 1570 BCE - 1069 BCE
    Seshat associated with the pharaoh during the period of the New Kingdom in Egypt. .
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