In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet or Sachmis was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert. Was sometimes connected with snakes too.
Sekhmet was also a Solar deity. She was created by the fire of Sun god’s Ra’s eye. He created her as a weapon of vengeance to destroy men for their wicked ways and disobedience to him.
Sekhmet’s name comes from the Ancient Egyptian word “sekhem” which means"power". Not only was she associated with violence and blood lust, but also intense sexual passion and a powerful feminine sexuality definitely frightened many people. She also represented menstruation. picture