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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 87, Hathor Summary

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 87, Hathor Summary and Analysis

Hathor, the Great Mother of Heaven, is the cow of the heavens and provides the milk of life. She is the Goddess of Motherhood and Fertility. She comes to the birth of each infant and tells of the child's destiny. She teaches of love and how life is made. She teaches about music and dance. It is her image that is on the sistrum rattle.

The Feast of Hathor is held on the first day of each new year. Celebrations include the music of the sistrum and the drinking of red barley beer. There are two tales explaining the origins of this feast. The first tale involves Hathor's father, Ra, calling for help. A group of men are plotting to against Ra. Hathor takes the form of a lion and slays the men. She finds that she likes the taste of blood and...

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