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:
"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
References: Coming soon.
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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
Popularity index : 961
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