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Sia or Saa, an ancient Egyptian god, was the deification of perception in the heliopolitan Ennead cosmogony and probably corresponds to the intellectual energies of the heart of Ptah in the Memphite cosmogony. He also had a connection to writing and was often depicted in anthropomorphic form holding a papyrus scroll. This papyrus scroll was considered the embodiment of intellectual achievement.

In New Kingdom underworld texts and tomb decorations, Sia appeared standing on the sun barque during her journey through the night, along with Hu, the "creative utterance," and Heka, the god of magic. These gods were considered to have special powers to aid the creator, and although Heka had his own cult, Sia did not.

The Sia (hieroglyph) was also used to represent to perceive, to know or to be cognizant.