Sekhmet - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 20.008 W 121° 55.375
10S E 595415 N 4132409
Quick Description: A sculpture of Sekhmet on display at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/11/2014 10:00:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMM8T2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
"In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet /'s?k?m?t/[1] or Sachmis (/'sækm?s/; also spelled Sakhmet, Sekhet, or Sakhet, among other spellings) 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. 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. She bears the Solar disk and the uraeus which associates her with Wadjet and royalty. With these associations she can be construed as being a divine arbiter of the goddess Ma'at (Justice, or Order) in the Judgment Hall of Osiris, associating her with the Wedjat (later the Eye of Ra), and connecting her with Tefnut as well." (visit link)
Time Period: Ancient

Epic Type: Religous

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

Approximate Date of Epic Period: Not listed

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