sachmis

070829  asked:

Sekhmet: you were sent by Ra to eliminate those who defied him, but your liking for blood caused you to kill more. How much of an addiction was it?

SEKHMET: “Bloodlust is not on the same level as a mere addiction – not even close. It’s a divine thirst for battle and bloodshed that affects a deity in ways your mortal mind cannot fathom. Once it’s fully activated, it’s difficult to quell, or for anyone to stop.

“As it is, there are details regarding this entire subject that I am not inclined to share with overly curious mortals. And then there are many others, some who were actually there when it all happened, who have better sense than to mention this topic with me – let alone make presumptive claims about what they believe occurred.

“I’m warning any other ‘curious’ mortals to avoid dredging up this subject with me again – it’s tiresome and irritating for me to keep speaking about, and I will not confide anything more. Either choose another subject, or don’t bother me at all.”

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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