Category: hathor

Ceremonial rattle of HathorFragment of a cerem…

Ceremonial rattle of Hathor

Fragment of a ceremonial rattle in the shape of the symbol of Hathor, celestial cow and goddess of love and music. Glazed composition, 9 x 7 cm. Late Period,

7th-5th century BC. Now in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Image of Hathor as a cow

Image of Hathor as a cow

Relief depicting Hatshepsut seated before goddess Hathor in the form of a cow, detail of a wall carving from the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahari.

Temple of Hathor, DenderaView of the Hathoric …

Temple of Hathor, Dendera

View of the Hathoric columns at the Temple of Dendera, 19th century.

Photograph by

Félix Bonfils (French, 1831-1885)

girl-museum: Hathor was a major goddess in Anc…

girl-museum:

Hathor was a major goddess in
Ancient Egyptian religion. She was the mother of the sky god Horus and the sun
god Ra. She was also the symbolic mother figure for the Egyptian pharaohs. She
crossed boundaries between worlds, helping deceased souls pass into the
afterlife.

Hathor was sometimes portrayed as a cow, due to her maternalistic
characteristics. Most often though she was shown as a woman wearing a headdress
topped with cow horns. She was so important in Egypt that she had more temples
dedicated to her than any other goddess. She continued to be celebrated until
the extinction of Ancient Egyptian religion.

Beneath the Temple of Hathor at Dendera R…

Beneath the Temple of Hathor at Dendera

Reliefs decorating the walls of one of the underground crypts at the Temple of Hathor at Dendera. 

During the festival of the New Year the ba of Hathor would emerge from the crypt beneath the temple and be carried up the western staircase to the roof to a kiosk in the southwest corner so that she could await the first light of the dawn of the New Year and symbolically merge with the sun.

Depiction of goddess Hathor

Depiction of goddess Hathor

Personification of the principles of love, beauty, music, dance, motherhood and joy, detail from a carving on fragment near the Temple of Hathor, Dendera.

Dendera Light BulbThe Dendera light is a mot…

Dendera Light Bulb

The Dendera light is a motif carved as a set of stone reliefs in the Hathor temple at Dendera in Egypt, which superficially resemble modern electric lighting devices. A fringe hypothesis suggests that the Dendera light depicts advanced electrical technology possessed by the ancient Egyptians; however, mainstream Egyptologists view the carvings as representing instead a typical set of symbolic images from Egyptian mythology. These depict a djed pillar and a lotus flower spawning a snake inside it, symbols of stability and fertility, respectively.

Detail from the

Temple of Hathor Crypt at Dendera. Photo: Mick Palarczyk

grandegyptianmuseum: Ceiling of the Temple o…

grandegyptianmuseum:

Ceiling of the Temple of Hathor

The ceiling of the Temple of Hathor at

Dendera, decorated with exquisite astronomical representations. It is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt.

corvusam: cards 2-7 of my egyptian god themed …

corvusam:

cards 2-7 of my egyptian god themed deck featuring seth, bastet, amun, sobek, sekhmet, and hathor. anubis is here: x

The Small Temple of Hathor and Nefertari, Abu …

The Small Temple of Hathor and Nefertari, Abu Simbel

It was built about one hundred meters northeast of the temple of pharaoh Ramesses II, ca. 1264 BC, and was dedicated to the goddess Hathor and Ramesses II’s chief consort, Nefertari.