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Hathor

[hath-awr, -er] /ˈhæθ ɔr, -ər/
noun, Egyptian Religion
1.
the goddess of love and joy, often represented with the head, horns, or ears of a cow.
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  • The “abode of Horus” refers to his mother, a goddess who is therefore named Hathor, or Athor.

    Cleopatra's Needle James King
  • Hathor is a woman with a cow's horns on her head, Seb has a duck on his head, and so on.

    History of Religion Allan Menzies
  • Women were great musicians, playing on many instruments, especially the sistrum, sacred to the goddess Hathor.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Hathor was regarded in tradition as the cause of the inundation.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
  • Thus Re saved a remnant of mankind from the bloodthirsty, terrible Hathor.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
  • Here he waited, not knowing how he should break in upon the Hathor.

    The World's Desire H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
  • Hathor was widely worshiped, but was not otherwise especially noteworthy.

  • To the court of the Temple of Hathor, that is before the shrine.

    The World's Desire H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
  • On her head is placed the horned disc,--in honor of Hathor,--the sacred vulture, and the horns of Isis.

    Oriental Women Edward Bagby Pollard
  • "This is that Goddess who dwells in the Temple of Hathor," he said.

    The World's Desire H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for Hathor

Hathor

/ˈhæθɔː/
noun
1.
(in ancient Egyptian religion) the mother of Horus and goddess of creation
Derived Forms
Hathoric (hæˈθɔːrɪk; -ˈθɒr-) adjective
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Word Origin and History for Hathor

goddess of love and joy in ancient Egypt, from Greek Hathor, from Egyptian Het-Hert, literally "the house above," or possibly Het-Heru "house of Horus."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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