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SEKHMET

Picture of the Egyptian War Goddess SEKHMET from our Egyptian mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Egyptian War Goddess

Also known as SAKHMET, SEKHET, SHESMETET

Lion-headed Goddess of War and Vengeance

With her lion head she is used to being lionized, and can be very fierce if upset. Always a controversial Goddess, she finally came clean in a recent Godchecker interview:

"The destruction of mankind? Okay, I admit it. I did it and not HATHOR. So I’m RA’s daughter and I am the Eye of the Sun. HATHOR thinks she is too, and we both wear sun discs to prove it. We get on fine, and hey, we both think the world of RA. We don’t like to see people mocking.

"Yes, I know have the head of a lion and claws and I can flare up at times. I don’t know what gets into me. Normally I’m Mrs Nice and Cuddly. Ask my hubby PTAH. Never a cross word.

"I do healing as well you know. It’s not all searing flames of destruction. Anyway, I’ve got to go now. The cobra needs venomizing."

SEKHMET FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SEKHMET
Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : War
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SAKHMET, SEKHET, SHESMETET
Popularity index : 29906
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Article last updated on 25 March 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "SEKHMET: Goddess of War from Egyptian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Mar. 2013. Web. 30 August 2014.

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