A vengeful goddess formed when in anger (at the mortals who complained of the sun's heat) Ra threw his eye over the earth. Possessed of an endless thirst for blood, she was eventually tricked into a more complacement mood by her creator (as Ra saw that mankind was on the verge of extinction). This was achieved by brewing a potent beer from red barely. To this ale Ra added a powder made from mandrakes, the roots of forked and human shape that shrieked when torn from the earth. The resulting liquid looked and smelled like human blood. Enticed by such a vast amount of gore, Sekhmet drained every drop of the concoction, knocking her out in fairly short order. When she awoke, her head was sore but her mood was milder.