Saraswati is the goddess of wisdom and learning. She is supposed to be shy and difficult to reach, presumably like wisdom itself. She is the wife of Brahma the Creator.
The Saraswati Suktam is very nice, and some of the translation follows:
Paavakaa na Saraswathi
Yagnam vasthu dhiyaavasu.
Saraswathi is the purifier,
Giver of plenty and opulent life,
Who is rich in thought and intelligence.
Yajnam dadhe Saraswathi.
She blesses one with good speech,
She brings good thoughts to mind,
And let her bless this Yagna (sacrifice).
Maho arnaah Saraswathi,
Dhiyo vishva virajethi.
Oh Saraswathi, please awaken the truth in me,
By helping me to perceive the consciousness,
And illuminate my entire thought.
Prano devi saraswathi,
Dhinam avithri avathu.
Oh Saraswathi, be pleased,
To give me a plenty and opulent life,
And become the protector of our thoughts
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