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  • noun a lion-headed Egyptian goddess; typifies life-destroying power of the sun


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  • Fa'afafine in Polynesia, Sworn Virgins in the Balkans, Khanith in Oman, sekhet in Ancient Egypt, kur.gar.ra from Sumer, eunuchs of Greece were considered third gender, quariwarmi among Incans, etc.

    In the transgender vanguard. Ann Althouse 2006

  • Majesty (life, health, and strength be to him!) said, "Let a great field (sekhet) be produced (hetep);" thereupon Sekhet-hetep came into being.

    Legends of the Gods The Egyptian Texts, edited with Translations 1895


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