Egypt Picture - The Goddess Hathor

The Goddess Hathor

The Goddess Hathor


Araldo De Luca


The Goddess Hathor


The goddess Hathor, here crowned with a solar disk, holds an ankh, the symbol of life, in her right hand. Hathor is among the most ancient of the Egyptian deities. She figures prominently in the creation saga featuring Ra. Although Isis, who shared or adopted many of her attributes, would eventually eclipse her in popularity, Hathor would remain an important deity for as long as worship of the traditional Egyptian gods was legal and permitted. Even today, she continues to be spiritually significant both for those Westerners who find spiritual inspiration in ancient Egyptian religion and also for local Egyptian women who still seek cures, fertility and protection at the remains of her shrines. Hathor is a constant presence in the history of Egypt.

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