Seshat, also spelled Sesat or Sesheta, was a prominent goddess in ancient Egyptian mythology. She was worshipped as the goddess of wisdom, writing, and measurement, and was considered the patron deity of scribes, architects, and mathematicians. Seshat was often depicted as a woman wearing a headdress with a seven-pointed star, symbolizing her connection to knowledge and writing.
In her role as the goddess of measurement and architecture, Seshat was said to have been present at the creation of the world, and was believed to have helped the god Thoth measure the land and lay out the plans for the construction of the first cities. Her association with writing and knowledge made her a popular figure in ancient Egyptian society, and she was frequently depicted in art and literature as a source of wisdom and guidance.
She was also considered to be a protector of books and the knowledge contained within them, which further underscores her importance as a symbol of wisdom and intellectual pursuits.