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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.HAHTH-awr English
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Meaning & History

Greek form of Egyptian Het-Heru which means "the house of Horus", derived from Egyptian hwt "house" combined with Hr the god HORUS. In Egyptian mythology she was the goddess of love, often depicted with the head of a cow.
VariantHet-Heru

Images

Statue of HathorStatue of Hathor

Categories

cows, Egyptian mythology, goddesses, love deities, mother goddesses, mythology
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute