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    Description"Her cult, and encounters with her, was full of music, love and laughter. No stern, demanding deity, she rejoiced in her followers' happiness and many could say 'she placed joy in my heart'." - Lesley Jackson Hathor: A Reintroduction to an Ancient Egyptian Goddess is a comprehensive and thought-provoking study of one of the most important Ancient Egyptian deities. Primarily a Cow Goddess, Hathor was multifaceted, and her importance was emphasised through the many titles and roles she held. She was the goddess of the sky, sun, love, sex, dance, music, fertility, precious metals and gemstones, as well as being Protectress of Foreign Lands, Eye Goddess, Goddess of Desire, Lady of Drunkenness, and Lady of Fragrance. Present in all aspects of life, Hathor was a goddess of childbirth, who protected her worshippers during life and offered protection on the journey into the afterlife. Daughter of the Sun God Ra, she was linked to other cow goddesses, as well as other major deities such as Isis, Bastet and Horus. She was intimately associated with the lioness goddess Sekhmet, who was both an aspect of Hathor and a significant and powerful goddess in her own right. The Seven Hathors, a seven-fold manifestation of Hathor, predicted the destiny of newborn children and the time and manner of a person's death and were invoked in love spells and protection charms. This extensive work provides a welcome and much-needed exploration of one of the most influential goddesses of the ancient world. It explores Hathor's different roles and titles, her associations with other deities, alter-egos and assimilations, her temples, worship, festivals and her subsequent decline in popularity towards the end of the Greco-Roman period. Author Lesley Jackson draws on a wide range of historical sources, including magical papyri, stelae, statues, jewellery, ritual objects and archaeological evidence, employing these to reveal the captivating history and numerous functions of this mesmerizing goddess. In doing so, she succeeds in reintroducing Hathor to us as a sovereign, powerful, beautiful and lovely goddess, she 'whose ba is powerful'.


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    Title
    Hathor
    Subtitle
    A Reintroduction to an Ancient Egyptian Goddess
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lesley Jackson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905297696
    ISBN 10: 1905297696
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, OCC028000
    DC22: 299.31211
    DC23: 299.31211
    BISAC V2.8: REL117000
    Thema V1.0: VXWM, QRYX2, VXWS, NHC, NHG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C-AA-E
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    AVALONIA
    Imprint name
    AVALONIA
    Publication date
    16 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London