Egyptian goddess of war and healing.
The symbol above contains of five elements:O - THE CIRCLE
The Circle, in which the entire inner part is located, is the symbol of aton
(the solar disk) that Sekhmet bears together with Uraeus
(the cobra crown). She's solar deity because she's the daughter of Ra, the god of the sun. In many cultures circle represents the sun directly.♌ - THE ASTROLOGICAL SIGN OF LEO (THE LION)
Sekhmet is a woman with the head of a lioness. This sign is merged into the ankh.☥ - THE ANKH
Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol of eternal life, also known as the key of life
and the key of the Nile
. Sekhmet is portrayed bearing the ankh by its loop in her hand.➙ - THE ARROW
Horizontal bar of the ankh is transformed into an arrow, the symbol of war.↡ - THE RATTLE
At the end of the vertical bar of the ankh the rattle is located. The rattle comes from a rattlesnake that bears one at the end of its tale. Here, this is just a symbol of a snake. Firstly, because of Uraeus
being borne by Sekhmet together with the solar disk. Secondly, snake is also a symbol of medicine (commonly known symbol called asklepian
- the rod of Asclepius - contains a snake in it).
I hope You like my version of a symbol of my favourite Egyptian goddess!
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