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Hathor

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Hathor is the empress of Egypt, the queen bee of its ancient pantheon. Strolling around the land of the Nile with her cow-horned headdress, Hathor rules with a scented scepter over the realms of women, love, beauty, and more. You can find her wobbling after her Festival of Drunkenness, lifting her skirt to make her dad laugh, or staring at her flawless face in a mirror.

Basic Information

Name

Hathor

Nickname

Eye of Re, Lady of the Sycamore, my favorite tree, Lady of the West

Sex

Female

Current city

Dendera or Memphis

Work & Education

Occupation

So many jobs, so little time:

I give life to humans with the ankh, symbol of life. Viva Hathor!
I'm the goddess of women, fertility, and cows.
I'm Horus's mama or nurse. Our mythology's so mixed up that I can't remember.
I've the goddess of love and beauty. And I'm a hottie to boot.
I help the dead by giving them food and drink. You should help everyone—even those six feet under.
I am the goddess of the night sky and the stars.

Education

I learned on the job from the best of the best: Re, Osiris, and the whole pantheon.

Beliefs

Political views

My dad's the king of the gods… absolute monarchies all the way!

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Ra, god of the sun

Siblings

Shu and Tefnut

Children

Some people say I'm Horus's mother, but my two main kids are Ihy and Harsomtus.

Friends

Beermakers, vintners, dancers, women, mothers, cows

Enemies

Only those who stay sober, disrespect women, or eat beef.

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Horus of Edfu

Interested in

I've got a husband, but I like partying with my followers

Favorites

TV Shows

Gossip Girl (Best. Fashions. Ever. OMG.) 
Gilmore Girls (As a goddess of mothers, I love this show.)
Smash (Dance and drama galore.)
Glee (I loved their Britney episode.)

Quotations

"I wanna dance—and love—and dance again."
– Jennifer Lopez

"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. "
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance."
– Friedrich Nietzsche

"Love is the flower that you've got to let grow."
– John Lennon

Books

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Janie's a strong woman, just like me.)
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (Oh, Romeo, my Romeo, Horus of Edfu.)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (I'd love to see Edward with a Nile tan.)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (You go, girls!)
Smashed!: the Many Meanings of Intoxication and Drunkenness by Peter Kelly, Jenny Advocat, Lyn Harrison, and Christopher Hickey (My favorite meaning of "smashed" is "honoring Hathor.")
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray (I still don't understand men. Or male gods.)
The Secret Life of Cows by Glen Wexler and Eric Idle (They don't even know the tip of the cow-berg of what we do all day.)
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare (Tragic love set in Egypt. What more can a goddess ask for?)
The Witches by Roald Dahl (Just because you're a woman and do magic doesn't mean you're a witch. Trust me.)
The Bacchae by Euripides (Getting drunk with dramatic consequences? Awesome.)

Music

Anything that gets the party going, obvs.
Tik Tok by Ke$ha (The party don't stop!)
Last Dance by Donna Summer (My first dance was before I could walk. I haven't done my last one yet.)
Love Drunk by Boys Like Girls (This is me every night. In love and tipsy.)
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO (If this is the anthem, then I'm the "Party Rock.")
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyoncé (Horus liked it and put a ring on it.)
Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees (I'm a goddess, so I can't help but stay alive.)
Just Dance by Lady Gaga (This is my motto.)
Lock You Down by Mya (Ladies, get a good man!)

Movies

Gone with the Wind (Most romantic tale ever.) 
The Hangover (This is me every Sunday morning.) 
Superbad (Who doesn't love high school boys crushing on girls?) 
West Side Story (Gangs and love… danger and romance make a deadly combination.) 
Cleopatra (One of my favorite queens played by one of my favorite actresses, Elizabeth Taylor.) 
Grease (Best musical since I performed in front of the gods last millennium. You're the one that I want!) 
Singin' in the Rain (You can also sing during the Nile flood.) 
Chicago (Roxie Hart doesn't have anything on me.) 

Activities & Interests

Likes

All-night raves
Mother's Day celebrations
Flash mobs
Happy hour
YouTube dance crazes

Interests

Dance science
Sexology
Cosmetology
Women's studies
Human psychology

Groups

Ladies First
Gods against Cow Tipping
I Survived This Year's Festival of Drunkenness
Sex, Drugs, and Ancient Egypt
All Sephora Addicts 
Who Run the World? Girls