Hathor is an Ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. Hathor was worshiped by Royalty and common people alike in whose tombs she is depicted as "Mistress of the West" welcoming the dead into the next life. In other roles she was a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth, as well as the patron goddess of miners
Black granite cube statue of the Healer Djedhor, with Herupakhart, or Harpocrates, child deity with the sidelock of youth, mastering snakes, wild animals, and standing on crocodiles, surmounted by the face of Bes. Water poured over the inscriptions, believed to contain strong Heka, collected in a Lake of Horus oval basin at the feet of the statue, was drunk by pilgrims in hope of a healing. Ptolemaic Greek rule, Lagide dynasty. Egypt.