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.


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