Once Ra was pharaoh on earth, and when he was out walking one day, he overheard his subjects conspiring to depose him (because humans make bad decisions). So, in a typical godly overreaction, he created Sekhmet, the Eye of Ra and Lady of the Flame to smite his enemies. Unfortunately, once she had a taste for killing, she couldn't stop, and she proceeded to lay waste to humanity like the burning breath of the desert that she is. Ra, suitably chagrined, was only able to stop the slaughter when he poured red ochre into a ton of beer and left it in the path of the marauding goddess. Mistaking the beer for blood, Sekhmet drank it all, and then reeled home to her father- where he promptly grounded her by turning her into Hathor, the goddess of love. At least, that's one version of the story. It's hard to keep your myths in agreement when your civilization is geographically diverse, imaginative, and long lived.
Amelia Royce Leonards is a graduate of Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, where she spent four years baffling her peers and professors with drawings of goddesses and antlered women. Her work is influenced by the beauty of ancient myth, folklore, and the natural world around us. She can usually be found somewhere deep in the woods, sketching odd creatures and eating chocolate chips.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.