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Hathor

The goddess in ancient mythology Egypt was just a local goddess in the beginning. In the further course she rose to the goddess of heaven of the west and became an all-encompassing mother goddess. But she was also the goddess of love, peace, beauty, dance, art and music, as well as a goddess of the dead. Your presentation is extremely diverse. She was depicted as a standing woman with horned cows and a sun disc in between, completely as a cow or as a cow-headed woman, but also with a lion's head or snake's head and as a hippopotamus. At the annual "Drunkenness Festival", wine in jugs was sacrificed in her honor because wine was considered a symbol of blood and the power of resurrection after death. That is why she was also called "Mistress of Wine Jugs" and "Mistress of Drunkenness". See also under wine gods,

Hathor with cow horns and sun disk - Hathor as a cow

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Right: By Jeff Dahl - Eiegenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0 , link

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