"Ceremonially, when the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold, jewelry, and precious gifts into the river, in thanks for the life-giving water and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility to the goddess." (text from en.wikipedia) Head of goddess Anukis wearing her feather crown. (Picture from the metmuseum.org)
In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet, was originally the warrior goddess as well as the goddess of healing for Upper Eqypt. 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. by Muninn
Statue of the Goddess Sekhmet. Sekhmet's Name comes from the Ancient Egyptian word "sekhem" which means "powerful one." She was originally a Warrior Goddess as well as Goddess of Healing for Upper Egypt. Depicted as a Lioness, Sekhmet was seen as the Protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare.