|Lioness goddess of war and pestilence|
News of a cache of 66 Sekhmet statues discovered in Luxor.
Pharaoh Amenhotep lll (father of Akhenaten) had legions of these goddesses set up as a final defence against a viral calamity in the ancient world.
The goddess of war, plagues and destruction was also seen as a protector against pestilence if sufficiently appeased... hence the vast number of apotropaic images created.
You can read more about this violent deity in my novels:
Text Messages from Eternity
The Hathor Holocaust
|Hathor-Sekhmet - the Female Soul with Two Faces|