New REMAKE REMODEL challenge from the Whitechapel boards. This week: Egyptian Goddess SEKHMET. Here's the scoop:
"SEKHMET – Warrior Goddess.
It has come to my attention that many of our US friends’ first childhood exposure to ancient mythologies came via mainstream Superheroes, appropriated from the same. Thor, Hercules and others: for millions of people the Spandex Supers were a gateway-drug to forgotten cultures. I want to know what would’ve happened if Marvel or DC had picked a very different deity to crowbar into their heroic continuities. How would she look on the spinracks of today?
In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet (also spelled Sachmet, Sakmet, Sakhet, Sekmet, Sakhmet and Sekhet; and given the Greek name, Sachmis), 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 created the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare.
So what we’ve got is a she-fiend with a leonine vibe, who heals as often as she slaughters. Possibly with desiccative halitosis. And it gets better:
During an annual festival held at the beginning of the year, a festival of intoxication, the Egyptians danced and played music to soothe the wildness of the goddess and drank great quantities of beer ritually to imitate the extreme drunkenness that stopped the wrath of the goddess—when she almost destroyed humankind.
…so our gal is a Massive Sop as well.
Note that Marvel did indeed create a short-lived version of their own back in the 70’s (see the image up top). For some reason they gave her a cock and a fruity beard. Let’s stay as far away from that as possible.
Your job is to redesign, revamp, reinvent, remake and remodel this character into something that would work for the 21st Century.
You have one week."
Wanted to keep it simple, simple body suit, simple lion graphic logo, and bare feet. Goddess needs to be grounded to the Earth she has dominion over; can't do that with boots on.