Seba (Star)

The Seba is the representation of star in Egyptian religious art. Patterned after a starfish, with five equidistant spokes, the seba was a symbol of the constellations, or star-gods. Enclosed in a circle, the seba represented the Duat, or otherworld, where the sun diappeared each night, and to which the souls of the dead ascended after death. The word seba means ‘learning’ or ‘discipline’ and is associated with doorways and gates.

Goddess Nut with Seba
Related Symbols:
NuitStar of IshtarMagen David


Dave Hahn April 14, 2018 at 9:42 pm

is there an Egyptian symbol for intelligence or smartness or cunning i would like to find a symbol for my brother in law who was very smart an engineer and also Egyptian he passed away in november

Diana Dove Blackwolf September 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm

The lifelines in my right hand form this Seba, my left hand has many. I have always felt this to be unusual and feel this means something but don’t know what. I have always been drawn to this symbol and the heavens. Is this just wierd or have you come across this before?

Anonymous January 19, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Do you still wonder?

David Butler June 9, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Hello Diana, were you by chance married to my Father, David Lee Butler?

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