Originally the War Goddess of Upper Egypt. She was the wife of Ra, and the mother of Nefertem. She was represented as a woman with a lion's head. She was great in Magic. She was seen as a vicious Goddess, the Avenger of Wrongs, but also a protector.

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Sekhmet - The Goddess of War

Gorgeous Statue Sekhmet Small
Gorgeous statue of Sekhmet in a small temple, dedicated to Sekhmet, in the Karnak Temple complex in Luxor. (498k)
Close-up Deeply Carved Relief
Close-up of a deeply carved relief of Sekhmet in the Luxor Temple. (1119k)
Close-up Deeply Carved Relief
Close-up of a deeply carved relief of Sekhmet in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (839k)
Relief Sekhmet Left Isis
Relief of Sekhmet (left) and Isis (right) in the Temple of Kom Ombo. (839k)

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