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SEKHMET
Also known as SAKHMET, SEKHET, SHESMETET

A picture showing the legend of SEKHMET taken from our Egyptian mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Egyptian Gods, Egyptian Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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."

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Article last updated on 25 March 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT SEKHMET : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : SEKHMET
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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