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Hathor

The goddess in the mythology of the old Egypt was in the beginning just a local goddess. Later, however, she rose to the sky goddess of the West and became an all-encompassing mother deity. But she was also goddess of love, peace, beauty, dance, art and music, as well as goddess of death. Her portrayal is extremely diverse. So she was portrayed as a standing woman with cow horns and intervening sun disc, completely as a cow or as a cow-headed woman, but also lion or snake-headed and as a hippopotamus. At the annual "Feast of Drunkenness", wine was offered to her in pitchers in her honor, for wine was a symbol of the blood and the power of resurrection after death. That's why she was also called the "mistress of wine jugs" and "mistress of drunkenness". See also below wine gods,

Hathor with cow horns and sun disc - Hathor as cow

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Picture right: By Jeff Dahl - Eiegenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0 , Link

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