Egyptian Pantheon Aesthetic | Sekhmet
Goddess of war, healing, but also of all the diseases, she is depicted as a woman with a lioness head, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. She is known as Ra’s daughter. It is said that her breath formed the desert. She is seen as the protector of the pharaohs who leads them in warfare. She is the patron of Physicians, and Healers and her priests became known as skilled doctors. Because of that, the deitie called the “Lady of Terror”, the “Lady of Pestilence” or the “Red Lady”, indicating her alignment with the desert, can also be known as the “Lady of Life”. She is mentioned a number of times in the spells of The Book of the Dead as both a creative and destructive force, but above all, she is the protector of Maat named “The One Who Loves Ma'at and Who Detests Evil”. She is worshipped as "the destroyer" alongside her consort Ptah, known as “the creator” and Nefertum, “the healer” in Memphis, her main cult centre.
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