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 center Dendera
Symbol the sistrum
Consort Ra, Horus
Parents Ra
Siblings Sekhmet, Bast, Ptah, Shu, Tefnut, Thoth, Serqet
Offspring Ihy, Horus[1]

Hathor (/ˈhæθɔːr/ or /ˈhæθər/;[2] Egyptian: ḥwt-ḥr, "mansion o Horus")[1] is an Auncient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles o joy, feminine love, 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 original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-20.