Hathor

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Hathor
Sky-goddess o love, beauty, mitherhuid, foreign lands, minin, an muisic.
Hathor.svg
The goddess Hathor wearin her headdress, a pair o cou horns wi a sun disk an snake.
Name in hieroglyphs Hathorhierogl.gif
Major cult centrer= Dendera
Symbol the sistrum
Personal Information
Consort Ra, Horus
Affspring Ihy, Horus[1]
Parents Ra
Siblins Sekhmet, Bast, Ptah, Shu, Tefnut, Thoth, Serqet

Hathor (/ˈhæθɔːr/ or /ˈhæθər/;[2] Egyptian: ḥwt-ḥr, "mansion o Horus")[1] is an Auncient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles o joy, feminine luve, an mitherhuid.[3] She wis ane o the maist important an popular deities throughoot the history o Auncient Egyp. Hathor wis worshiped bi Ryalty an common fowk alik in whose tombs she is depictit as "Mistress o the Wast" welcomin the dead intae the next life.[4] In ither roles she wis a goddess o muisic, dance, foreign lands an fertility who helped weemen in childbirth,[4] as well as the patron goddess o miners.[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hathor and Thoth: two key figures of the ancient Egyptian religion, Claas Jouco Bleeker, pp. 22–102, BRILL, 1973, ISBN 978-90-04-03734-2
  2. "Hathor" at Dictionary.com
  3. The ancient Egyptian pyramid texts, Peter Der Manuelian, translated by James P. Allen, p. 432, BRILL, 2005, ISBN 90-04-13777-7 (also commonly translated as "House of Horus")
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Lorna Oakes, Southwater, pp. 157–159, ISBN 1-84476-279-3
  5. "Spotlights on the Exploitation and Use of Minerals and Rocks through the Egyptian Civilization". Egypt State Information Service. 2005. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 20, 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-20.