In Egypt, she is a fearsome solar goddess with the head of lioness. She also governed war and disease. In one myth, Ra grew tired of humanity and sent her to destroy them. However, when Ra changed his mind, he tried to stop her by getting her drunk.
Sekhmet is listed as Lady (Earth Mother) even though she was never considered a mother goddess or an earth goddess. However, she is known to be a particularly violent goddess, and members of the Lady Race have been known to consist of fierce goddesses.
However, Sekhmet is widely considered to be an alter ego or aspect of Hathor and/or Isis, both of which were known as archetypal mother goddesses.