Women with horned head dress
Patron of Mining in Sinai Region
Hathor was a very popular god in the Egyptian system. She was believed to receive Re each night and protect him so he could be reborn in the morning. According to myth, Re was angry at the Egyptians and sent Hathor to destroy all mortals. After seeing some of the destruction which Hathor brought upon the people, Re changed his mind. To correct this problem, Re sent red beer across the land. Hathor was drawn by the color of the beer, become drunk, and the people were saved. The myth gives Hathor the association with drunkenness.
Hathor had several centers where she was worshiped. She was later associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
Navagation God and Goddess of Ancient Egypt