Hathor is the goddess of love, joy, beauty, and life at its fullest and most intense. She is concerned with all aspects of a woman’s life – youth, marriage, pregnancy, and beyond – and is a fierce protector of the individual. She is a gentle and kindly friend to the deceased, and guides them into rebirth.

Epithets:  The most comprehensive list of Hathor’s epithets available on the ‘net can be found at Hethert.org. Anything short of linking here would have simply been duplication.

Equated with:
Aphrodite, Hera, Persephone, Nyx, Sekhmet, Isis, Sekhmet, Nut, Venus, Astarte, Ishtar, Inanna, Anat.

cow, sistrum, menat, horns, solar disc, hawk, blue, gold, red, turquise, roses, mirror, myrtle, clover, benzoin, sandalwood, apple, beer, wine, grape vine,

Festival of the Beautiful Reunion (21 Epiphi)
Birthday of Hathor (12 Phaophi)
Festival of Hathor-Isis (Winter Solstice)
Festival of Inebriation (20 Thoth)
Lagunophoria (11 Tybi)
Festival of the Valley (7 Payni)

Ways to honor:
Love. Dance. Sing. Play music. Cultivate states of ecstacy. Enjoy life to its fullest.

Ancient hymns and poetry


Ancient texts

Burial of the Hesis cow by the priests of Aphrodite-Hathor

Temple of Aphrodite-Hathor rented out

Temple of Aphrodite-Hathor in Egypt by Herodotus

Love spell invoking Aphrodite-Hathor Isis and Hathor equated by Plutarch

The sistrum and its powers by Plutarch

Modern hymns and poetry

Song of Hathor
 by Lykeia

Hymn to Hethert by HineniHetheret

To Hathor by Phillupus

Modern devotional texts



Domain of Hethert

Akhet Hwt-Hrw

Who is Hathor?

Hathor, Sycamores and the Sinai

Brief article on Hathor

Egyptian Dreams article on Hathor

Ancient Egyptian Deities page on Hathor

Encyclopedia Mythica article on Hathor

Hathor, symbol of power and attraction

Hathor, Lady of Beauty

Another Hathor article

Egyptian Holiday article on Dendera

The temple of Hathor

Temple of Hathor

A modern take on Hathor

Women in ancient Egyptian religion

Temple of Hathor on Mount Sinai

Slideshow of the temple of Hathor at Dendera

More on Dendera

More on Demdera

Timna and the copper mines

More on Timna

More on Timna

Hathor and Nefertari

More on Hathor and Nefertari

Deir el-Bahri

Beauty secrets of the ancient Egyptians

Navigation of Hathor

Ancient Egyptian dance

Cow Deities in Ancient Egypt

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