Hathor (“Mansion of Horus”) is an Egyptian goddess. According to Clédat (1919), Hathor occurs as the second element in the place-name Pî haḥîrōt, Exod. 14.2, Exod. 9; Num. 33.7–8. The first part renders Eg. pr, “House (of)”, but was interpreted (KB) as Heb. “Mouth (of the Canals)”.
Hathor is often pictured as a woman in the prime of life. Sometimes, however, bovine ears, and frequently horns betray her original, non-antropomorphic shape. She is a cow from …