Link to Main Menu

Link to Egyptian Civilization Menu
Link to Religion Menu

This goddess is represented in three different ways: as a woman holding a menit necklace and wearing a crown consisting of a cow's horns and a sun disk; as a woman with cow ears; and as a cow. She is the daughter of Re and the consort of Horus, the falcon-god of the heavens. She is also regarded as the mother of each reigning king (as is the goddess Isis). Hathor has two aspects to her personality: her vengeful side took on the leonine form of the goddess Sekhmet and tried to destroy humanity following the rebellion in the creation myth; and her bovine form is associated with sexuality, joy and music.
CMC PCD 2001-310-051

Click to go to the section of your choice
main menu |  civilization |  religion  |  gods and goddesses