Who is Hathor?

 

Her name means House of Heru (Horus). She is a cow goddess, a celestial and golden figure, daughter of Ra, linked to the political and sexual power of Pharaoh, the embodiment of Horus on earth.

 

She is associated with love, dance, sex and inebriation, with fertility and childbirth and the blessings given to newborns; but also with the Western Shore - the land of the dead - and with foreign lands and travel.

 

Goddess of Love and Beauty

 

Patron of: Attraction, Romance and Cosmetics

 

Goddess of Dance and Arts

 

Patron of: Joy, Love, Music, Dance and Alcohol

Epithets: The Mistress of Jubilation, the Queen of the Dance, the Mistress of Music, the Queen of the Harp Playing, the Lady of the Choral Dance, the Queen of Wreath Weaving, the Mistress of Inebriety Without End, The One Who Fills the Sanctuary with Joy.

 

Goddess of Stars

 

Patron of: The Sky, The Milky Way, Heaven, Sirius star and the coming innundation

Epithets: "The Lady of Stars", "Sovereign of Stars", "Mistress of Heaven", "The Celestial Nurse"

 

Goddess of Mining and Gems

 

Patron of: Turquoise, malachite, gold and copper, Miners and Sinai Peninsula

Epithets: "Mistress of Turquoise", "Mistress of Malachite"

 

Goddess of War, Destruction and the End

 

Patron of: the Dead, War and Destruction

Epithets: "lady of the west", "lady of the southern sycamore", "the Eye of Ra".