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Head of a Cow Goddess (Hathor or Mehetweret)

¨ Sekmet Lion-Headed Goddess With Infant | Egypt, no date. "Worshipped as part of a triad made up of herself, her husband Ptah and their eldest child Nefertem, her cult center was at Memphis." Read more: www.touregypt.net...

"Ceremonially, when the Nile started its annual flood, the Festival of Anuket began. People threw coins, gold, jewelry, and precious gifts into the river, in thanks for the life-giving water and returning benefits derived from the wealth provided by her fertility to the goddess." (text from en.wikipedia) Head of goddess Anukis wearing her feather crown. (Picture from the metmuseum.org)

The face of the goddess Hathor, with cow ears. A fragment of a capital from a column. 3rd century BC, Ptolemaic. Louvre Museum.

Limestone stele (shaft) with the head of Hathor Period: Archaic Date: 2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C. Culture: Cypriot Medium: Limestone

head of the cow goddess Hathor Porphyritic diorite Dynasty 18, 1417-1379 B.C. Commissioned by Amenhotep lll Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC

Hathor-headed capital from the roof of the Temple of the Goddess Hathor at Iunet (Dendera, Egypt)

In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet, was originally the warrior goddess as well as the goddess of healing for Upper Eqypt. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath created the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare. by Muninn

'An ancient Egyptian silver sistrum in the form of the janiform head of the goddess Hathor, with cow ears, each side of the wig incised with a uraeus, one wearing crown of Upper Egypt, the other wearing crown of Lower Egypt. (Christie's)

Statue of the Goddess Sekhmet. Sekhmet's Name comes from the Ancient Egyptian word "sekhem" which means "powerful one." She was originally a Warrior Goddess as well as Goddess of Healing for Upper Egypt. Depicted as a Lioness, Sekhmet was seen as the Protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare.

Bird headed Goddess of Africa c 4000 BCE