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Black granite statues of SekhmetFrom Karnak, Thebes, Egypt. 18th Dynasty, around 1360 BC. The Egyptian goddess Sekhmet was associated with destruction. According to myth, she was the fiery eye of Re, which he sent against his enemies. In this form she also appeared as the cobra on the brow of the king, rearing to protect him. Her name means 'she who is powerful'. She is represented as a lioness-headed woman.

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Black granite statues of SekhmetFrom Karnak, Thebes, Egypt. 18th Dynasty, around 1360 BC. The Egyptian goddess Sekhmet was associated with destruction. According to myth, she was the fiery eye of Re, which he sent against his enemies. In this form she also appeared as the cobra on the brow of the king, rearing to protect him. Her name means 'she who is powerful'. She is represented as a lioness-headed woman.