Medicine Woman - Medicine means the magical power of fate, healing magic and medicine. Women were the first midwives and shamans, welcoming the newly arrived and preparing sacred rituals for the departed. The Medicine Woman holds the Moon in her hands. She trusts Divine Timing. She knows that all things that once were will be again. From: The Book of Goddesses by Nancy Blair
In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare.