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noun Egyptian Mythology.
  1. a blood-thirsty goddess, sometimes identified with Hathor, who attempted to destroy humankind.
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Origin of Sekhmet

vocalization of Egyptian sh̬m powerful (cf. pschent) + t feminine marker
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Historical Examples

  • Sekhmet is the same personage as Hathor in the original text.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

    Lewis Spence

  • The female counterpart of Ptah was Sekhmet, and they were the parents of Nefer-tem.

  • On the head of the deceased shall be the bandage of Sekhmet, beloved of Ptah, in two pieces.

  • 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.