8.8.8 Sekhmet and the Lion's Gate

Mother Sekhmet - Goddess of Healing & Justice

Sekhmet is also paradoxically the Goddess of the sunset, destruction, death, and wisdom. The cycle of life and death was created when the Goddess Sekhmet-Bast divided into two sisters, Sekhmet and Bast. For shamanic journeyers, Sekhmet is the Guardian of the Gates; no one may cross her on their path to wisdom and the Home of the Ancestors without offering proper respect. She has also been called the Great Dark One, the all powerful feminine aspect of creative chaos and destruction. Thus she shares these aspects with Durga and Kali (Durga's destructive form.)

Temple of Sekhmet

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