Sekhmet, the lioness headed goddess of Ancient Egypt goes by many things. She is mainly known as the Eye of Ra. Only Hathor and Bastet share the same title. One myth was that she had once been Hathor but came down and turned into Sekhmet to punish those that had gone against Ra. During this time she got drunk off the blood of the people that she slayed.Seeing that Sekhmet was out of control Ra tricked Sekhmet into drinking beer that he had dyed red. She got drunk off of it, thinking that it was blood, and had passed out. When she came to her bloodlust had been sated and she turned into Bastet. Later on Hathor, Sekhmet, and Bastet became turned into three seperate goddess. The Ancients feared Sekhmet as the bringer of plagues and she was also known as the goddess of rage, protection, and the King. It was said that her arrows could burn enemies (this little part is what I've heard).She's also known as a healer. The doctors of Egypt's patron deity was Sekhmet and so people call upon her to heal them or when their about to go under the knife. We call upon her for protection for all including women. She is not a goddess that was created by the Egyptians but one that came from another land.
I recently set up my Sekhmet altar with two gifts I recently received from another daughter of Sekhmet, my deary Aunty Flanna. She gave me two small statues of the great lioness, one gold and the…Continue