There were many deities with iconography that was prevalent in Ancient Egyptian history, however, not many were quite as prominent as the goddess of love Hathor.
Hathor was one of the most famous deities in Ancient Egypt and was known as the goddess of music, love, giving, and motherhood.
She was also known as the ‘mother goddess’, and the name of Hathor was known since before the Archaic period, as it was mentioned in the names and titles of the priests that appeared on the inscriptions of seals in this period.
Hathor was worshipped throughout Ancient Egypt, but her original centre of worship was at Dendera.
The most prominent goddess of Dendera in all antiquity; Hathor was worshipped in Dendara since the era of the Old Kingdom.
Dendera is located on the west bank of the Nile in Qena, which is where Hathor’s main temple is located along with her husband and their son.
It is one of the most well-preserved Egyptian temples, as it was built during the era of the late Ptolemaic kings, starting from Ptolemy VII to XI. The temple witnessed some additions dating back to the Roman emperors, the most famous of which were Augustus, Tiberius, and others.