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Hathor, goddess of love and joy by Sibauchi Hathor, goddess of love and joy by Sibauchi
Hathor, the ancient Egyptian goddess of joy(which naturally includes song and dance, and also why she's holding a sistrum and a form of tambourine), love, and fertility. It was interesting to know that she was often represented as a women with cow ears, just like those animal-ear moe characters. Also was inspired by the tale where the sun god Ra was all gloomy and down so Hathor cheered him up, making him laugh by dancing a dance which exposed her genitals.
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docterzero Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! ^^
It is interesting to know a bit more about egyptian mythology. Also, never heard that she was represented as just a woman with cow ears (and possibly horns) rather than having a full cow head.
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Sibauchi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
Thanks! 
Hathor was very much loved by the ancient Egyptians and was represented in many forms. Sometimes she was a woman with cow horns with a sun disk with Uraeus set between the horns, or a woman who wears a crown of a sun disk with Uraeus set between the cow-horns, or a woman with cow ears, or just a cow (often wearing a menat necklace). She usually holds some musical instrument, usually a sistrum or a menat.  
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docterzero Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice to know! ^^
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