This is a product of my devotion to my goddess, Sekhmet. So I’ve been working on her for days. I actually do more complex art than chibis, believe it or not. All it takes is for me to focus for hours at a time!
Sand is what she colored -
Every little grain.
Knelt on the ground in silence and
Hugged the grassy plains.
Made deserts and destruction -
Eternal dust and dunes
Then Sekhmet walked away leaving sand to us.
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
(A silly question to light up the mood a little, seriously, that lioness is scary, so congrats for a good job in drawing her, it's pretty rare when something scares me, and this the second time, already a draw of yours scares me.) So, Sekhmet, do you have a hobby/pastime or activity of any kind that you like to do in your free time?
[ In reference to THIS ask – and THIS older one too I think… ]
(( Ah, well thanks? I’m glad if I can pull off drawing fierce expressions with the cast then, just hope it didn't’ scare you or anyone too much :’D ))
SEKHMET: “I like to spar. But I do that regardless of whether I have ‘free time’ or not. It depends on who is available and willing to match my strength on the training grounds.
“I also enjoy hunting, when I’m in lioness form; it comes more naturally for me to catch prey that way. But I usually draw energy from the offerings of my devotees, so I only hunt when I need to as a supplement.”
“Resting in the sun while in this form is nice too, when I truly have nothing else to do at that moment.
“Anything else I do in my free time depends on what I feel like, or whoever’s company I have.”