Question - What does the God Hathor look like?

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Hathor was often depicted as a cow, symbolizing her maternal and celestial aspect, although her most common form was a woman wearing a headdress of cow horns and a sun disk. She could also be represented as a lioness, cobra, or sycamore tree. Hathor, in ancient Egyptian religion, goddess of the sky, of women, and of fertility and love. The name Hathor means “estate of Horus” and may not be her original name. Her principal animal form was that of a cow, and she was strongly associated with motherhood. Amokinesis: As the goddess of love, Hathor possesses the ability to manipulate any man or woman, whether they be mortal, god or beast to do her bidding. When she uses such an ability, her eyes will glow a brief gold and she will say "I command you". She is the daughter of the Sun god Ra and the sky goddess Nut, and is believed to be one of the Eyes of Ra, who brought destruction to humankind in the form of the goddess Sekhmet. In many stories, Hathor is the wife of Horus the elder and mother of Horus the younger and Ihy (god of music and dancing). Hathor is a mother-goddess, also like Isis. Hathor is often depicted as a cow beaing the sun disk on its head, or as a queenly woman with cow's ears and the sun disk on her head. The horn and sun disk symbol is entirely Hathors. Hathor was worshipped by both men and women in ancient Egypt.

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Isis said nothing and knelt beside the Sun God while his pain mounted. en it became unbearable, Ra ordered the other gods to stand back while he whispered his secret name to Isis.

https://www.ancient.eu/Hathor/

Hathor is an ancient Egyptian goddess associated, later, with Isis and, earlier, with Sekhmet but eventually was considered the primeval goddess from whom all others were derived. She is usually depicted as a woman with the head of a cow, ears of a cow, or simply in cow form.

https://greaterthangames.com/forum/topic/the-new-egyptian-gods-hathor-and-sekhmet-12441

According to at least SOME of the old stories, Hathor and Sekhmet (the lioness-headed goddess of the destruction and the desert) are the same person.

https://www.encyclopedia.com/philosophy-and-religion/ancient-religions/ancient-religion/hathor

A mother goddess who created and maintained all life on earth, Hathor was also worshiped as goddess of the sky, fertility, music, and dance and as the symbolic mother of the pharaoh, or ruler. The Egyptians associated the goddess with sexual love, and her festivals included singing, dancing, and drunken ceremonies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hathor

As both the king's wife and his heir's mother, Hathor was the mythic counterpart of human queens. Isis and Osiris were considered Horus's parents in the Osiris myth as far back as the late Old Kingdom, but the relationship between Horus and Hathor may be older still.

https://egyptianmuseum.org/deities-hathor

Hathor was one of the forty-two state gods and goddesses of Egypt, and one of the most popular and powerful. She was goddess of many things: love, beauty, music, dancing, fertility, and pleasure. She was the protector of women, though men also worshipped her. She had priests as well as priestesses in her temples.

https://egyptianmuseum.org/deities-seth

Seth (Set), son of Geb (Earth) and Nut (sky), brother of Osiris, was god of the desert, foreign lands, thunderstorms, eclipses, and earthquakes. Seth was a powerful and often frightening deity, however he was also a patron god of the pharaohs, particularly Ramses the Great. Seth then was adopted by the sun god Ra.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_Horus

The Eye of Horus, also known as wadjet, wedjat or udjat, is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health. Ancient Egyptian and Middle-Eastern sailors would frequently paint the symbol on the bows of their vessels to ensure safe sea travel.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Isis-Egyptian-goddess

Isis had strong links with Egyptian kingship, and she was most often represented as a beautiful woman wearing a sheath dress and either the hieroglyphic sign of the throne or a solar disk and cow's horns on her head. Occasionally she was represented as a scorpion, a bird, a sow, or a cow.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anubis

2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. By the Middle Kingdom (c. 2055 – 1650 BC) he was replaced by Osiris in his role as lord of the underworld. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3APtah

Pronunciation of Ptah The best way to get the pronunciation is to try to say tah, but starting with your mouth closed. You can also give the modern pronounciation P-tah which is then rendered as Peter where Peter is the 'fisherman', or fisher of men, and generally recognised as 'GOD' proper.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horus

The most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris, and he plays a key role in the Osiris myth as Osiris's heir and the rival to Set, the murderer and brother of Osiris. Horus Parents Osiris and Isis Siblings Anubis, Bastet Consort Hathor Offspring Ihy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra

By the Fifth Dynasty in the 25th and 24th centuries BC, he had become one of the most important gods in ancient Egyptian religion, identified primarily with the noon sun. Ra was believed to rule in all parts of the created world: the sky, the Earth, and the underworld.