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As the story goes...
Ra was angered at humanity, and so he took the goddess Hathor—who is normally a goddess of compassion—and threw her at his enemies. Hathor then became Sekhmet, the lion-headed goddess, and went on a bloody rampage. After nearly destroying humanity in her rage, Ra mixed beer and pomegranate juice and spread it over the desert. Sekhmet drank the beer, thinking it was blood, until she was utterly drunk and returned to Ra, placated and in the form of Hathor once more.
From then on, on the Feast Day of Hathor, everyone would drink beer with pomegranate juice in celebration of Sekhmet not destroying humanity. In this celebration she wears her favorite color red and represents Upper Egypt, while her counterpart Bast wears green and represents Lower Egypt.

Watercolor and colored pencil on 4 1/2 X 12 smooth Bristol paper. 2018
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JamJams Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such an incredibly stunning work.
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
Cool and interesting! Good job. 
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StephaniaArts Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
Ah Sekhmet! She is my most favourite of the egyptian cat goddesses. I remember reading this particular tale translated to swedish in an old storybook, you captured the symbolism beautifully here^^
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black-sunn89 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
looks the really good
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Serial-Painter Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is majestic
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UsuallyAwkwardFeline Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Egyptian gods Love Pink heck yeah! These look absolutely stunning! (Anubis Included)  
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paladin095 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Woh love the details! Are so exquiseted!
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TenkoSama9 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
Please oh please do Set ^_^.
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hanahakisack Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It always astonishes me how perfectly even you always get these images... 
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KatyaKnightwolf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful!
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Schweetie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
Beautiful!
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ArcticWolf125 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
Wow beautiful work! and Glad to see the story of Sekhmet!
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018   Writer
She looks majestic.
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gregsbird Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So stunningly beautiful. I feel as if I have encountered the actual deity.
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
A wonderful fantastical quality to this. ^^
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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