Name in Hieroglyphics


I) What was Hathor the goddess of?Edit

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",

II) Family and Associations with HathorEdit

Father Ra
Mother Unnamed/Unknown
Associated Gods Bat (Cosmos), Bast (Sexuality), Amentet (Underworld), Nut (sky), Mut (Motherhood), Isis (Stars), Sekhmet (War), Seshat (Literature)
Associated Symbols and Animals Sycamore Tree, the sistrum, goose, cat, cow, lion, myrrh
Consort Thoth?, Sobek?, Ra?, Horus?

III) Where and How was she worshipped?Edit

Patron of: Dendera
Holiest Shrine/Temple Temple of Hathor in Dendera
Other Shrines
  • The Temple of Hathor and Ma'at at Deir el-Medina, West Bank, Luxor.
  • The Temple of Hathor at Philae Island, Aswan.
  • The Hathor Chapel at the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. West Bank, Luxor.
  • 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
  • The Lady of Stars
  • Sovereign of Stars
  • Mistress of Heaven
  • The Celestial Nurse
  • Lady of the west
  • Lady of the southern sycamore
  • The Eye of Ra
  • Mistress of Turquoise
  • Mistress of Malachite
Syncretized with: Mut, Nut, Isis, Sekhmet, Bast, Bes, Seshat