Goddess Hathor | Goddess of Fertility, Love, and Motherhood



She is one of the ancient Egyptian gods. The idol "Hathor" was one of the most important and famous Egyptian deities and even one of the most widespread in history. Some believe that her cult appeared in prehistoric times, while others believe that she appeared since the beginning of the Old Kingdom.


Goddess Hathor, in the Ancient Egyptian religion, was the goddess of joy, beauty, music, dance, poetry, and love. The sacred instrument of Hathor was the sistrum.

As in many other ancient religions, the goddess of love is also the goddess of death (Venus, Libitina, Astarte, etc.). Thus Hathor assumes, by order of God Amun Ra, the deadly aspect of the lioness Sekhmet in the myth of the destruction of mankind.

Ptolemy Philopator consecrated the necropolis of Deir el-Medina for Hathor. The goddess was also worshiped in Northern Aphroditopolis, Apollinofolio Magne, and El-Deir El-BahriShe was identified in Kadesh, the bride of Reshep, an Asian divinity who also patronized love and deathShe was also considered as God Sobek's wife in the divine triad worshiped at Kom Ombo.

Travel to Egypt to visit the Egyptian temples and pyramids to learn more about the mythology and hundreds of Gods worshipped by the Pharaohs who were very much like humans they loved and hated, they felt jealous and fought and died during an amazing myth full of joyful, action and dramatic events that inspired modern movie directors and producers to create world-famous movies about the grandeur of the Pharaohs and the Gods they worshipped. Spend a few days to visit Abydos, Giza, Luxor, Aswan to see the tombs of the Pharaohs adorned with very clear, detailed and beautifully painted scenes of the various deities of ancient Egypt as well as many other sites, cities, adventures and things to do in Cairo, you can try and book one of our range of Egypt tours and Egypt Travel Packages many privately guided groups of Cairo day tours from airport and Egypt day tours to explore the capital city of Egypt, Cairo you can check a lot of Egypt itineraries or go on one of our full Cairo Day tours like: