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Hathor Rising: The Power of the Goddess in Ancient Egypt

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• The first book to seriously examine the feminine aspect of Egyptian religion sheds new light on the important role of the goddess Hathor-Sekhmet.

• This accessible study sheds much new light on ancient Egypt and provides a powerful new perspective on women's theology.

• The text is accompanied by nearly 200 striking and unusual illustrations

Drawing from temple art, myths,
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Inner Traditions (first published 1995)
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Donna Swindells
May 21, 2012 Donna Swindells rated it it was amazing
This book is a rare find, it is devoted to Hathor alone. In my search for a book that was devoted & had the needed information I was searching for, this was it. I had bought many books that mentioned Her, or included her with other Goddesses. But this book is for someone who is looking for the Goddess Hathor. In this book, you have found Her.
An excellent resource book, a wonderful read, all in one. The best book on Her, so far.
Barnaby Thieme
Oct 11, 2009 Barnaby Thieme rated it liked it
I like this book and find it an enjoyable read, but the author has a very tough thesis to work with. Roberts wants to show a continuity and evolution of ideas centering around the goddess cult of Hathor, who represents a lively and vital expression of the life-force in both peaceful and wrathful guises. While her account is plausible on its face it's extremely difficult in working with Egyptian material to establish any one deity or theme as basic to a collection of stories.

The problem lies in
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James F
Feb 04, 2015 James F rated it it was ok
Shelves: ancient, near, east, egypt, religion
Disappointing; a very disorganized and subjective reconstruction of Ancient Egyptian religion, with emphasis on "the female serpent power." The later sections on Hapshepsut's temple and the Amarna period are somewhat more coherent, but have little to do with Hathor. Barbara Lesko's Great Goddesses of Egypt was a much better account of Hathor and the other goddesses.
Fawn
Jul 28, 2011 Fawn rated it really liked it
Towards the end I felt the author loses Hathor a little, but otherwise a very good book. Made me realize how intensely sexual and cyclical ancient Egyptian religion was. I plan to read the next installment by Roberts.
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