SEKHMETAlso 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."
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Ancient Egypt
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : SAKHMET, SEKHET, SHESMETET
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