Little Egypt

The Goddess Hathor

The cow goddess was used as side-pieces on each side of the second of three ritual couches in the Antechamber of Tutankhaman's tomb. Hathor is recognized as an image of Mehat-Weret, whose name means "the great flood". In the pyramid era, Mehat-Weret represents the waterways in the heavens sailed upon by the Sun God and the King. She was the protector of the dead and goddess of love and music. She was proclaimed mistress of merriment, dance and music. Click on an image below for statue descriptions and order information as well as a larger view of the statue.





Revised: August 11, 2005 .