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This article is about the goddess in Age of Mythology. For the goddess in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Sekhmet (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Heroic Age through the Violence of Sekhmet.'
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Sekhmet is an Egyptian Heroic Age minor god in Age of Mythology. She is available to worshipers of Set and Ra.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

God Power[edit | edit source]

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Myth Unit[edit | edit source]

  • ScarabIcon.png Scarab: A living siege weapon that does area of effect damage when it dies.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Sekhmet's bonuses are all military and concentrate on the attack of enemy buildings. As well as improving both Egyptian siege weapons and the Egyptian siege ship, Sekhmet's myth unit is the mighty Scarab, one of the best building-wreckers in the game. The extra range she grants to Chariot Archers allows them to out-range most other units and buildings, making them even more powerful. Once Burning Pitch has been researched, they can also do a fair amount of damage to buildings with impunity. Sekhmet also improves Slingers' attack against infantry, though Chariot Archers are still better against them. Her god power, Citadel, can be used to help defend a neutral area, but is most significant for the population bonus it grants.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

The lion-headed wife of Ptah was a goddess of war and the heat of the desert. Her name means “powerful.” She rose to prominence during the second millennium BC, when Egypt engaged in many wars extending its domain and was a leading power in the world. The Egyptians of the era readily worshipped a goddess who was a fierce hunter. Together with Bast, the cat goddess, Sekhmet destroyed Apep, the underworld serpent that attempted to swallow Ra. In one myth, she is sent to wage war on those who thought Ra was getting feeble. She was so effective in spreading ruin that Ra had to trick her into drinking a lake of what appeared to be blood, but was actually beer dyed with pomegranate juice. Sekhmet became intoxicated and humanity was saved.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Old portrait of Sekhmet

  • Originally, Sekhmet used a different portrait.
    • Sekhmet originally had a technology called "Red Tide" which was most likely replaced by Stones of Red Linen.
Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
Culture ArchaicAge.png Archaic Age ClassicalAge.png Classical Age HeroicAge.png Heroic Age MythicAge.png Mythic Age
Greek ZeusIcon.png Zeus
HadesIcon.png Hades
PoseidonIcon.png Poseidon
AthenaIcon.png Athena
HermesIcon.png Hermes
AresIcon.png Ares
ApolloIcon.png Apollo
DionysusIcon.png Dionysus
AphroditeIcon.png Aphrodite
HeraIcon.png Hera
HephaestusIcon.png Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon.png Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon.png Ra
IsisIcon.png Isis
SetIcon.png Set
BastIcon.png Bast
PtahIcon.png Ptah
AnubisIcon.png Anubis
HathorIcon.png Hathor
SekhmetIcon.png Sekhmet
NephthysIcon.png Nephthys
OsirisIcon.png Osiris
HorusIcon.png Horus
ThothIcon.png Thoth
Norse ThorIcon.png Thor
OdinIcon.png Odin
LokiIcon.png Loki
FreyjaIcon.png Freyja
HeimdallIcon.png Heimdall
ForsetiIcon.png Forseti
SkadiIcon.png Skadi
BragiIcon.png Bragi
NjordIcon.png Njord
BaldrIcon.png Baldr
TyrIcon.png Tyr
HelIcon.png Hel
Atlantean KronosIcon.png Kronos
OranosIcon.png Oranos
GaiaIcon.png Gaia
PrometheusIcon.png Prometheus
LetoIcon.png Leto
OceanusIcon.png Oceanus
HyperionIcon.png Hyperion
RheiaIcon.png Rheia
TheiaIcon.png Theia
HeliosIcon.png Helios
AtlasIcon.png Atlas
HekateIcon.png Hekate
Chinese FuXiIcon.png Fu Xi
NuWaIcon.png Nü Wa
ShennongIcon.png Shennong
HuangDiIcon.png Huang Di
SunWukongIcon.png Sun Wukong
ChangEIcon.png Chang'e
DaboGongIcon.png Dabo Gong
ZhongKuiIcon.png Zhong Kui
HeBoIcon.png He Bo
ChongliIcon.png Chongli
AoKuangIcon.png Ao Kuang
XiWangmuIcon.png Xi Wangmu
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