Shhh! Seshat is the world's oldest librarian, and you know she can hear you chewing that gum while you do your homework. She's also the world's oldest accountant and the world's oldest architect. If Thoth can teach it, Seshat, the ancient Egyptian goddess of knowledge, can do it. She's a builder and a thinker, and her specialties are math and science. In her second job as divine reporter and historian, Seshat writes down everything that happens on the leaves of a tree in Ra's courtyard, so he can catch up with the news during his morning walks. Sounds like a pretty important gig.
|Name||Seshat ("female scribe") or Sesheta ("secrets")|
|Nickname||Lady of Builders, Mistress of Libraries, Ms. Know It All, Babe the Builder, The Seven-Horned|
|Current city||Khmun (Hermopolis Magna)|
|Occupation||Chief Knowledge Officer|
|Education||Personally tutored by Thoth, the god of wisdom. He also happens to be my boyfriend.|
|Parents||One of the only questions I cannot answer. Some say Ra is my father. I'm not so sure. Others say it's Thoth. Ew?|
|Friends||Nephthys, Neith, Isis, Anubis, Sekhmet, Ptah, Ra, the pharaoh|
|Enemies||People who write in books|
|Relationship status||In a relationship with Thoth|
|Interested in||Smart men|
|Quotations||"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." |
– Carl Sagan
"Our duty is to preserve what the past has had to say for itself, and to say for ourselves what shall be true for the future."
– John Ruskin
"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
– Immanuel Kant
"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
– Marilyn vos Savant
"This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past."
– Agathon, from Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics
|Books||Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand |
I love guys with big noses!
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
A book that shows why it's important to remember our history.
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
Swift's writing always makes me chuckle. What a smart aleck!
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Some secrets are very painful to keep. Speaking about them helps them heal.
The Aeneid by Virgil
Epic history at its finest. I'm so glad it didn't get lost!
The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Because nothing is perfect, including me. Wish I was, though.
Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
I'm not an amateur by any means, but maybe this book will help you catch up?
The History and Power of Writing by Henri-Jean Martin
Words and letters have all kinds of power. I've been using them since I helped invent them.
The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works by National Geographic
Ha! Do you really think you can get it all into one book? I can't even do that.
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order by Francis D. K. Ching
|Music||We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel |
Making history catchy, one line at a time.
She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby
I've been blinding people with science since I invented it.
Four Women by Nina Simone
I approve of using music to change history.
We Used to Wait by The Arcade Fire
Why does everybody always sing the blues about the past? Is the present that bad? Silly humans.
It's Time by Imagine Dragons
Never change who you are.
I like early digital music, from bands like Kraftwerk. They were using computers before computers were cool (or small enough to put in your pocket)!
Power metal might be the best thing you mortals ever invented. Blind Guardian is awesome!
Work of Art by Demi Lovato
Your life and your work of art are always yours. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.
|Movies||Back to the Future |
Let's face it. The car's still cool.
I like Star Wars AND Star Trek movies and shows. Please don't make me choose between them.
The Princess Bride
Good stories are worth remembering, even if they have kissing in them.
Secrets and robots. Two of my favorite things at once.
Math: a source of inspiration or terror? You decide.
The Da Vinci Code
Symbols, mysteries, and a good adventure. Fun to watch.
A film about all the trouble you'll get into when you steal a map.
The Minute Physics series on YouTube
They're short but great fun! Science AND writing at the same time. I love this.
|TV Shows||NOVA scienceNOW |
Neil deGrasse Tyson makes me swoon. (Don't tell Thoth.)
Science and explosions don't have to be mutually exclusive. Do they?
Science and tasty food? Yes, please!
Anything on the DIY or home improvement networks. I could watch people build all day. Some days, I do!
|Likes||Books, books, and… did I say books?|
Shiny new buildings and their blueprints
Libraries (that book smell is divine)
Beating Thoth at trivia games (yes, I can)
Learning languages as they are created
Keeping track of everything that ever happened
Surveying buildings and drawing blueprints
|Groups||Ancient Egyptian Gods |
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