Daughter of the Sun

Daughter of the Sun

A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Sekhmet

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In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt, when the kingdom of Egypt was divided. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare. Her cult was so dominant in the culture that when the first pharaoh of the twelfth dynasty, Amenemhat I, moved the capital of Egypt to Itjtawy, the centre for her cult was moved as well. Religion, the royal lineage, and the authority to govern were intrinsically interwoven in Ancient Egypt during its approximately three millennia of existence. Sekhmet also is a Solar deity, sometimes called the daughter of the sun god Ra and often associated with the goddesses Hathor and Bast.
Publisher: Charleston, S.C. : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
ISBN: 9781517688790
Branch Call Number: 299.31 Daug
Characteristics: 346 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Georgitis, Tina
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