My goddess, Hathor, also referred to as "House of Horus, (Het-Heru) " or "House Above, (Het- Hert), was the goddess of many things. Some are love, joy, dance, alcohol, patron of women and marriages, fertility and many more. She is described to have the head of a cow, or having horns of a cow with a sun disk between them as a crown.
One myth about my goddess is a god named Ra sent the Eye of Ra in the form of Hathor to destroy humanity, believing that they were plotting against him. However, Re changed his mind and flooded the fields with beer, dyed red to look like blood. Hathor stooped to drink the beer, became intoxicated, and never carried out her deadly mission.
At Dendera, Hathor is worshipped for being the goddess of fertility, women and childbirth. It is temple made of some type of clay like stone.
Below is a short report that my daughter did for an art class.......You see she likes to tease me about my cow cowllecting....but when it came time to do a report about an Egyptian goddess, she just chose Hathor (not knowing that Hathor was the cow goddess). Needless to say it gave us all a good laugh when we found out that she had chosen "The Cow Goddess". So I figured I'd include her report on my site for all to share.
Below are some of the pictures that I have collected of Hathor. I did not take any of these and I am not trying to take credit for them. I have listed all the sites that I visited while researching for my daughters report....I know I got a little carried away (and I can't remember which pictures are from which sites...sorry!)....But anyway...Please visit the sites listed for more information and check out all of their cool pictures! They all have alot of interesting information!
Here's where you can find out more about Hathor.
Hathor (Athyr) was the Egyptian cow goddess. Daughter of Nut and Re. In Egyptian mythology she was the mother of the sky god Horus, but was later replaced in this capacity by Isis. Hathor then became a protectress of Horus. She was depicted either as a cow or in human form wearing a crown that had a sun disk held between the horns of a cow.
Her name appears to mean "house of Horus", giving reference to her role as a sky goddess, the "house" indicating the heavens and described as a great cow. Hathor was often thought of as the mother of the Egyptian Pharaoh, who named himself the "son of Hathor". Since the Pharaoh was also considered to be Horus as the son of Isis, it might be surmised that this had its origin when Horus was considered to be the son of Hathor.
Hathor took on an uncharacteristically destructive aspect in the legend of the Eye of Re. According to this legend, Re sent the Eye of Re in the form of Hathor to destroy humanity, believing that they were plotting against him. However, Re changed his mind and flooded the fields with beer, dyed red to look like blood. Hathor stopped to drink the beer, and, having become intoxicated, never carried out her deadly mission.
Hathor was often symbolized by the papyrus reed, the snake, and the Egyptian rattle known as the sistrum. Her image could also be used to form the capitals of columns in Egyptian architecture. Her main temple was at Dandarah, where her cult had its early focus, and where it may have had its beginning. At Dandarah, she was particularly worshiped in her role as a goddess of fertility, of women, and of childbirth. At Thebes she was regarded as a goddess of the dead under the title of the "Lady of the West", associated with the sun god Re on his descent below the western horizon. The Greeks identified Hathor with Aphrodite.
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This Egyptian music is called Katabtak by Asala
This is the present that my daughter made for me.
My daughter that had to do the above summary also had to make this as part of her project. She didn't tell me because she gave it to me as a birthday present. It's her version of Egyptian art. It's part cow, part cat and part human. On the side it says "To Mom" and on the bottom it says her name, in Hieroglyphics.