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Hathor (Egyptian deity)

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Personal name headingHathor (Egyptian deity)
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Variant(s)Lady of the West (Egyptian deity)
Lady of Turquoise (Egyptian deity)
Great One of Many Names (Egyptian deity)
Lady of Stars (Egyptian deity)
Mistress of Turquoise (Egyptian deity)
Great Menit (Egyptian deity)
Athyr (Egyptian deity)
Athor (Egyptian deity)
Hathor, the Great (Egyptian deity)
Associated countryEgypt
Found inClère, Jacques J. Les chauves d'Hathor, 1995.
Pinch, G. Votive offerings to Hathor, 1993.
Encyclopædia Britannica online, January 14, 2019 (Hathor, in ancient Egyptian religion, goddess of the sky, of women, and of fertility and love; In the Sinai turquoise mines, she was called "Lady of Turquoise." At Dayr al-Baḥrī, in the necropolis of Thebes, she became "Lady of the West" and patroness of the region of the dead; The Greeks identified Hathor with their Aphrodite)
Ancient history encyclopedia, via WWW, January 14, 2019 (Hathor is an ancient Egyptian goddess associated, later, with Isis and, earlier, with Sekhmet but eventually was considered the primeval goddess from whom all others were derived. She is usually depicted as a woman with the head of a cow, ears of a cow, or simply in cow form; patron goddess of joy, celebration, and love and was associated with Aphrodite by the Greeks and with Venus by the Romans)
Ancient Egypt online, January 14, 2019 (Hathor; goddess of Ancient Egypt; she was known as "the Great One of Many Names"; she was a sky goddess, known as "Lady of Stars" and "Sovereign of Stars"; As "the Mistress of Heaven" she was associated with Nut, Mut and the Queen. While as "the Celestial Nurse" she nursed the Pharaoh in the guise of a cow or as a sycamore fig (because it exudes a white milky substance). As "the Mother of Mothers" she was the goddess of women, fertility, children and childbirth; also the goddess of beauty and patron of the cosmetic arts; As "the Mistress of Turquoise" and the "lady of Malachite" she was the patron of miners and the goddess of the Sinai Peninsula; as the patron of dancers was associated with percussive music; also associated with the Menit necklace (which may also have been a percussion instrument) and was often known as "the Great Menit")
Britannica Micropaedia: volume 5, page 746 (Hathor, also called Athyr. She became Lady of the West and patroness of the region of the dead)
Thomas, Joseph. Universal pronouncing dictionary of biography and mythology, 1930 (Athor; or Hathor, a goddess of Egypt)
The encyclopedia of religion, ©1987: volume 6, page 214 ("Hathor the Great was probably an assimilation of several goddesses ...")
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