Family

Family of Sekhmet or Sekhmet-Mut

In Memphis, Sekhmet is the wife of Ptah, the creator and craftsman and mother of Nefertem, god of sunlight, scents and protection.

In Karnak, Sekhmet joined with Mut as a syncretic Goddess. So Sekhmet-Mut is the wife of Amun-Ra, the solar King of the Gods and the mother of Khonsu, the moon god.

Sekhmet and Sekhmet-Mut are both daughters of Ra, the sun god who created the whole world.

There is an epithet in the LAGG, where Sekhmet is described as the “Daughter of Wesir (Osiris)”.

Sources

Lesko, Barbara. The Great Goddesses of Egypt. Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999.

Pinch, Geraldine. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses and Traditions of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Siuda, Tamara L.  The Ancient Egyptian Daybook.  Stargazer Design, 2016.

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