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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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Examples from the Web for Hathor
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  • 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
  • As far back as we can see, Hathor is a cow, and Horus a hawk, and Anubis a jackal.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies
  • Horus was in fact the son of Osiris and Hathor, from whom he derived his attributes.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
  • Hathor was the daughter of these waters, as Aphrodite was sprung from the sea-foam.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
  • Hathor was regarded in tradition as the cause of the inundation.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
  • She was identified with Hathor, Sekhet, Bast, and other goddesses.

    The Evolution of the Dragon G. Elliot Smith
  • They saw Hathor appear in her wrath and smite him cold in death.

    Morning Star H. Rider Haggard
  • Marvels had happened in the temple of Hathor, that was the rumour.

    Morning Star H. Rider Haggard
  • In the centre of the court stood the holy shrine of the Hathor.

    The World's Desire H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
  • Know ye this, all men, the Hathor is to him who can win her.

    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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