- a blood-thirsty goddess, sometimes identified with Hathor, who attempted to destroy humankind.
Origin of Sekhmet
vocalization of Egyptian sh̬m powerful (cf. pschent) + t feminine marker
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Examples from the Web for sekhmet
The female counterpart of Ptah was Sekhmet, and they were the parents of Nefer-tem.
Sekhmet is the same personage as Hathor in the original text.
On the head of the deceased shall be the bandage of Sekhmet, beloved of Ptah, in two pieces.The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians
E. A. Wallis Budge
In contradistinction to the fierce Sekhmet, she typified the mild fertilizing heat of the sun.
He was the third member of the triad of Memphis, which was made up of himself with Ptah and Sekhmet.