Sekhmet, Eye of Ra

Sekhmet © Janice Duke. Full page illustration for Hawk Divine by Janice Duke.
Sekhmet

Mine is a heart of carnelian, crimson as murder on a holy day. Mine is a heart of cornel, the gnarled roots of a dogwood and the bursting of flowers. I am the broken wax seal on my lover’s letters. I am the phoenix, the fiery sun, consuming and resuming myself. I pace the halls of the underworld. I knock on the doors of death. I wander into the fields to stare at the sun and lie in the grass, ripe as a fig. The souls of the gods are with me. They hum like flies in my ears. I am I. I will what I will. Mine is a heart of carnelian, blood red as the crest of a phoenix.

— The Heart of Carnelian, Egyptian Book of the Dead

My latest Egyptian diety, the fiery and fearsome goddess Sekhmet.

2 comments

  1. Yeah, I think they’re making empty threats to get me to give them money I don’t owe. I’m no lawyer, but I don’t see how they have a legal leg to stand on. They’ve charged me £46 for stuff I never said I wanted and was told had been cancelled, and want to add the £15 on top of that. I’m going to make formal complaints to them, in writing, by phone and by email, demand they cancel everything as they said they would and no longer contact me. Will go to the Citizens Advice Bureau if I think they will actually try anything, but I don’t see what they can do to me apart from waste more of my time. If they keep doing that I’m going to demand an ex gratia payment without prejudice to compensate for my inconvenience.

    Horrible thing is I’ve read of them doing this to other people and charging hundreds as well as holding their domain names hostage, I’m glad I’m not in that sort of situation, but I don’t see how they are still allowed to trade with such despicable practices.

  2. Make formal complaints to them, in writing, by phone and by email, detail your position, demand they cancel everything and that they no longer contact you. If they continue demand an ex gratia payment without prejudice to compensate for your inconvenience. They are utter scammers, I don’t know how they get away with it.

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