I don’t think anything prepared me, as a newcomer to the Zohar, for the violence of Her image. No doleful mourning lass, behold Shekhinah aka Matronita, Zoharic techno Goddess! I’m sure the boy(s) writing and editing the Zohar must have found Her armed and dangerous, gleaming razor bright, and totally awesome!
What shall I do for Her? Well look! My entire household is in Her hands. He issued a proclamation: “Henceforth all affairs of the King are entrusted to Matronita.’ He placed in Her control all His weapons –lances, swords, bows, arrows, catapults, fortresses, stones, all those warriors, as is written: “Behold the bed of Solomon! Sixty warriors surrounding her…All of them skilled with a sword” (Song of Songs 3:7-8). …’ From now on, anyone who needs Me cannot speak with Me until he notifies Matronita.’ …Consequently all is honor of Matronita…[I]n front of Her would appear warriors, catapiultier, lacnemen, swordsmen –revealed in front of Her – since other camps were coming to wage war against Israel from above.” –Zohar 2:51a, Pritzker translation)
This is what She looks like at the encounter out in the desert at the Red Sea against the doomed Egyptian host. She’s Matronita-Shekhinah Warrior Princess in complete battle array of holy names, letter combinations, radiant engravings, supernal crowns of Hesed and Judgment, lashes of fire, seventy and two colors.
I think She would make for a great character in a Zohar comic book or video game.