Goddess of writing, mathematics and measuring, in many ways the female counterpart of the god Thoth. In scenes from the Old and Middle Kingdoms she is depicted recording the booty and prisoners-of-war. From the Old Kingdom on she also carried out the ritual of stretching the cord with the pharaoh, one of the parts of the foundation ceremony that preceded the building of a temple. In the New Kingdom Seshat also played a role in determining the regnal years of a king and inscribing the leaves of a tree with the name of the king. Connected with this, she also had duties during the jubilee celebrations or Sed festival. Seshat is usually depicted as a woman with a seven-pointed star on her head, above which are depicted two horns pointing downwards, a symbol that has not yet been satisfactorily explained.