The Het-Heru (Hathor) goddesses
This picture of Hathor was made by Susan in Luxor.
Het-Heru (Hathor), goddesses of love, beauty, happiness
and fertility, also the Goddesses of the sky and the heaven.
She was everything that is true and good.
All that is best in wife, mother and daughter.
Goddess of singers, dancers, artists,
of the vine, of beer, joy, happiness.
She was identified with the star Sept, which is the star Sirius.
The goddess Het-Heru is black-skinned.
Because of the help and protection of Hathor
the dead are able to attain everlasting life.
Het-Heru and Het-Hert are both the names of the goddesses.
Het-Heru means House of Horus.
Since Horus the elder (Heru-Ur) was also seen
as the Sun-God, the House of Horus is the part of the sky
where the Sun passes by.
Het-Hert means the House Above, so the sky or heaven.
The religion of Hathor is of immense antiquity.
Hathor was the "Mother of the Light",
thus connected to the first act of creation, the creation of light
(in the Egyptian view upon creation).
Before there was an Egyptian civilization as we know it,
her religion was already in existence.
The goddess religion was in existence in South Eastern Europe since
directly after the melting of the Ice Caps of the last Ice Age
(somewhere between 9000 or 7000BC).
The priestesses in this old civilization wore cowhorns
with the moon symbol in between the horns.
This old civilization knew the art of writing, which recently has been identified
as hieroglyphs far before the ancient Egypt hieroglyphs.
There is a direct relationship between this ancient Goddess civilization
and the ancient Egyptian religion, certainly through Hathor.
As the cow-goddess she is the "Lady of the Holy Land", which means
the country where the people risen from the dead are staying.
The worship of Hathor was universal in the whole of Egypt,
during all milleniums of the Egyptian civilization.
Hathor is a multiple goddess,
appearing in multiple personalities at the same moment.
Sometimes she is seen in 18 personalities,
also in 12 Hathors, sometimes in 8 personalities.
But the appearance in Seven Hathors was generally accepted.
The seven goddesses have tambourines in their hands
and tight fitting dresses
and have the cow-horns with the disk on their heads.
The seven Het-Heru multiple Goddesses are prophetic faeries.
In this way she is connected with the
goddess Pele who is also manifold in her sisters.
The multiple Goddess are related with the scale of music, the octave.
Sometimes Het-Heru is depicted with the head of a lion.
This connects her to the Tarot card of Strength.
Her music instrument is the sistrum,
a very special melodic rattle.
Even now the sistrum is being played in
the Coptic christian church and
the Ethiopian christian church.
Her temple service was done by priestesses.
The priestesses had the big Het Heru (Hathor) crown on their heads.
This crown had two cow horns with the moon disc in between.
In the hot climate of ancient Egypt
they were naked holy women.
Somehow this is also proof that Isis and Hathor
are NOT explicitly related.
Isis had almost exclusively male priests.
The Hathor religion is related with the Baalat religion,
and much later with the Mary religion of Christianity.
Most probable there is a relationship
between the Mut religion and Hathor.
For example Thebes was named by the Coptic people
after the Goddess Apt, who is a form of Het-Heru.
Thebes was the centre of the Amen and Mut religions.
The Hathor religion is very much related with
the original woman based religions, before
the take-over of the man based religions.
Music and sound will have been
a very important element of the Hathor religion.
The Hathor religion is almost certain in line with
the original goddess religion.
Her main temple is at Dendera in Southern Egypt.
In this temple are wondrous things ingraved in the walls.
One wall of her temple at Dendera gives the map of star systems
around the earth, orientated from Taurus.
Taurus was the spring constellation from around 4600 to 2200 BC.
It could be that the orientation of the Hathor temple
has to be taken one cycle earlier (27000 years),
which is around 30.600 to 28.200 BC.
This does not mean that the Egyptian temple structure
is as old as this, but it does mean
that the Hathor religion is very old.
It is sure that the ancients were aware of this long cycle.
Also the Encyclopeadia Brittanica hints to the 4th millennium BC,
which matches the 4600 BC. The Roman emperor Tiberius has
completed this temple of Hathor about 30 AD.
But the first foundations of the existing temple
go back to 2600 BC at least.
As being said here above, Hathor is a multiple goddess.
In the temple in Dendera there are
18 Hathor statues in her hall.
Elsewhere there are often seven Hathor's
together, see also the book of the Dead, plate 35,
where seven Hathor cows are accompanied
by one husband Hathor bull.
That both bull and cows represent Hathor is
because the original gods and goddesses
were seen as hermaphrodite.
Also Mut the mother-goddess is often depicted as such.
The symbol of Hathor is also written on the shield of king Narmer,
the first written historical document in human history.
Here she appears in her image of a cow,
associated with motherhood.
In the temple at Dendera are images engraved
that resemble modern machines,
like helicopter, submarine and more.
Even the use of electricity for light is very probable
in these wondrous engravings upon her walls.
She is identified with the Greek goddess Afrodithe.
Turqois is her holy stone.
She is the queen of the four corners of the universe.
In the ancient Goddess religion the cross is used often
to point to the four corners of the universe.
This is also an known symbolism in the New Testament.
Her holy tree is the maple tree.
In the turqois mines in the Sinai also a Hathor temple was present.
Certainly the Hebrew/Hapiru tribes must have known this temple.
The Mozes-Aaron-Mirjam religion had the calf as
a holy animal, which is also holy to Hathor.
She is depicted with the head of a lion and an uraeus.
Sometimes she was depicted with horns
and the moon upon her head.
Her holy animal was the cow.
In many places she is depicted in four images:
the lioness, protector of life;
the cow, goddess of love and rebirth;
the cat, protector of the families and the royal foster mother;
the cobra, goddess of beauty and youth.
The snake was also a holy animal of the ancient Goddess
of the ancient Goddess civilization far before ancient Egypt.
The picture above shows the goddess Hathor
as she is seen most of the time:
the laughing friendly face with the big ears.
In Dendera her face is depicted 18 times this way.
This is because this goddess is a multiple personality,
she is not one, but many. In ancient inscriptions it is told
that she appeared sevenfold at the same time.
(Confirmed by the great egyptologist E.A. Wallis Budge).
The 18 statues in the temple of Dendera indicated
an even more multiplied personality.
It is almost certain that the old stories
about fearies go back upon the goddesses Hathor.
In the Book of the Dead, the papyrus of Ani,
the following prayer to Hathor is noted down:
Lady of Amentet,
the Dweller in the Great Land,
the Lady of Ta-Tchesert,
the Eye of Ra,
the Dweller in his breast,
the Beautiful Face in the Boat of Millions of Years,
the Seat of Peace of the doer of truth,
Dweller in the Boat of the favoured ones.....
This prayer comes at least from 3000 BC.
Maybe there is a relation
between Hathor and Christianity?
Hathor was respected in Byblos,
Lebanon with the name Baalat.
Byblos was a well known place with the Hebrews.
From Byblos came the first alphabet that influenced
and created the Hebrew alphabet around 950 BC.
Ten tribes of the Hebrews called their god Baal
instead of Jahweh and used bull-like statues in their temples.
It is almost sure that neighbouring countries like Moab
at the time saw no difference between the Baal and the Jahweh religion.
Only after the Babylonian exile the returning exiled Hebrew slaves
introduced the difference between Baal-Baalat and
the Jahweh religion and started destroying the Baal-Baalat temples
and killing the believers. Also the rod with the copper snake of Moses
was then destroyed as being a heretic symbol
of the Baal-Baalat religion.
Moses was wearing cow-horns (qaran)
on his head according to the original Hebrew text.
See also the statue of Moses by Michelangelo.
Aaron made a golden calf at Mount Sinai,
which indicates a relation with the Hathor religion.
The altar of the Hebrew temples had
cow-horns on the corners. Very surely the original religion
of the Hebrew tribes was a Hathor religion.
Very certain this type of altars was also
destroyed by the Jahweh group.
Anyway in archeological excavations
these destroyed altars have been found.
Another important symbol for the Hebrew religion
was the snake, which is also one of
the four symbols of Hathor.
Moses had a rod with a snake upon it,
while the Hebrews were living in the Exodus out of ancient Egypt.
The snake on the rod of Moses is seen by protestants
as an image of Christ, giving salvation to believers,
because whoever looked at the snake healed of the poison
and would not die. See the story in the old Testament.
Susan and Robert are planning to present more facts
and opinions about these goddesses Hathor.
Personally Robert is convinced that he has met Susan
before in the temple of Karnak,
Susan being a singer/chantress of Hathor.
When you know a special meditation or prayer
on behalf of the Hathors, please share this with us.
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