A fierce goddess of war, mayhem and destruction, Sekhmet sports a lion head with pronounced beard and mane. She is sister and wife of Ptah and created by the fire rays of Re’s fierce eyes. In fact, Re created this goddess to seek vengeance to destroy men for their treacherous ways and marked disobedience to his authority.
With a fierce and aggressive outlook, Sekhmet became uncontrolled and wayward. To pacify her aggressive attitude, Egyptians developed several rituals and procedures that involved more than 800 statues of various goddesses and their forms.
Egyptian priests had to worship Sekhmet, by performing a ritual before one of those statues, every morning and afternoon of all 365 days of the year. The name Sekhmet means “sekhem” and this word has its root on the meaning “to be aggressive, strong, virile, vital, mighty and violent”. Sekhmet relates to the goddess Bastet and in union, both represent the west and the east.
In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet (also spelled Sachmet, Sakhet, Sekmet, Sakhmet and Sekhet; and given the Greek name, Sachmis), was originally the warrior goddess of Upper Egypt. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath created the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare…
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