JEAN MARIE BOWCOTT
The Seven Sisters 12 X 14" print from the
Pyramid Series. $350.
The ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor was associated
with erotic music and dancing, She was patron of sexual love, and the
arts. While the Greeks identified her with Aphrodite, she
naturally became the Egyptian's equivalent of the Romans' Venus.
prayed to Hathor for assistance during childbirth, and as a cow deity
she was envisioned as suckling infants. On the occasion of a birth
in Egypt, seven Hathors would appear to 'speak with one
mouth' and determine the child's fate. These goddesses were worshiped
in seven cities: Thebes, Heliopolis, Aphroditopolis, Sinai, Momemphis,
Herakleopolis, and Keset.
The Seven Sisters are linked to the Pleiades star
cluster in the constellation Taurus,
known even today as the Seven Sisters. To the Greeks, these same
Seven Sisters eventually symbolized the seven daughters of Atlas.
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