Hathor Statue, the Great Mother Goddess of Egypt
Golden, Regal Hathor Statue, the Great Mother Goddess of Egypt who represents Joy, Motherhood, Childbirth, Royal Succession, and Feminine Goodness.
This delicate depiction of the Goddess Hathor is bathed in rich, golden tones. An excellent value as well as reminder of this ancient female great lady. Hathor
This hand painted gold finish state is made of resin, and measures 9.25 inches high (23.49 cm), tall and slender.
HATHOR: Egyptian Mother of the Gods
Joy, Motherhood, Childbirth, Royal Succession, and Feminine Goodness
Hathor is associated with the heavenly womb, brought forth in primeval time. Her temples were birthing rooms bearing images of the seven frame drum and sistrum playing Hathors who brought blessed souls to newborns. These deities conferred their protection upon the newborn child.
During childbirth, in ancient Egypt, a woman would squat on a pair of elaborately decorated clay bricks. The bricks show a woman transformed into a goddess at the moment of giving birth. The new mother and her midwives would call on Hathor, the goddess of fertility and motherhood, in an effort to protect the newborn child. Birth was not just a physical event, but a supercharged magical and religious time. Ancient Egyptians equated the birth of a child to the birth of the sun on the eastern horizon.
Hathor's name means "The Dwelling of Horus", for it was thought that Horus as the Sun God came to rest each evening on her breast before being reborn with the awakening dawn.
Hathor is the great Sky-Goddess that as a celestial cow gave birth to the universe. She was often represented as a cow or with bovine attributes such as a cow's head, cow's ears, or horns on her headdress. She is the embodiment of all that is best in women.
Hathor was also considered the Goddess of music, song, dance and lighthearted pleasure.