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Goa'uld Hathor

Earth Culture of Origin


Alternate Names / Spellings

Athyr, Athor, Aphrodite (Greece), Venus (Rome), Stargae (Syria), Ashtoreth (culture), Astarte (culture), Ishtar (Babylon). Hathor means house of Horus

Presides Over

Beauty, sensuality, fertility, music, inebriety (sex, drugs and rock n roll); also patroness of lovers, singers, dancers, artists.

Personal Symbols

Cow wearing a long pendant collar and the Menait (a symbol of joy and pleasure) on her back; woman with a headdress of horns with the solar disk between them; woman with the head of a cow; cow walking away from a funeral mountain.

Earth Mythological References

One of the oldest known goddesses in Egypt, Hathor symbolized the great mother goddess, creating and nourishing all life. Horus (Heru-ur) was said to be both her husband and son, and Hathor herself was considered both daughter and wife to Ra. The festival of the new year was celebrated as Hathor’s birthday and typically degenerated into a drunken orgy. She was one of the most popular Egyptian goddesses with many temples built in her honor.

DERIVATIVE/ASSOCIATED/EXTRACULTURAL IDENTITY: Sekhmet, the vengeful aspect of the sun, symbolized by a lioness-headed goddess. Ra sent Sekhmet to destroy humanity when they ceased to worship him; however, he changed his mind after Sekhmet slaughtered thousands in his name. Drunk with violence, she refused to obey his command to cease the killing. He tricked her into intoxicating herself by drinking red-dyed beer and subdued her, thus stopping the carnage.

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--Article Started by: DeeKayP 12:20, 28 Sep 2004 (PDT)
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