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Sekhmet

EnglishEdit

Sekhmet with head of lioness and a solar disk and uraeus on her head
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EtymologyEdit

From Egyptian sḫmt (Sekhmet), in turn from sḫm (to have control) (compare sḫm jb (violent)).

Proper nounEdit

Sekhmet

  1. (Egyptian mythology) The goddess of death, war, violence, plague, and medicine; one of the "Eyes / Daughters of Ra", the consort of Ptah; depicted as having the head of a lioness.

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