Traditional Hymns to Hathor

Adoration to You, Het-Hert, Mistress of Iunet,
the August One in the Sanctuary of the August One.
The One Shining as Gold in the Sanctuary of Gold,
the Atenet, eldest child of the Aten.
I adore Your Majesty with Your heart’s desire,
I exalt Your Ka to the height of Nut.
I praise Your Manifestation to the limits of the rays of the Aten;
I serve Your Majesty in Your shrine.
The Powerful One, the Great One, Mistress of Fear,
Great of Terror among the Netjeru.
The Horizon-Dweller, Mistress of Heaven,
the Brilliant One who creates the rays of the sun;
the Netjeru rise early in the morning to pay You homage.
Your beautiful face is satisfied by the King of
Upper and Lower Egypt, Lord of the Two Lands,
beloved of the Great Het-Hert, Mistress of Iunet, the Eye of Ra.

From the Temple of Hathoor at Dendera




All hail, jubilation to You, O Golden One,
Sole ruler, Uraeus of the Supreme Lord Himself!
Mysterious One who gives birth to the divine entities,
Forms the animals, models them as She pleases, fashions men…
O Mother! …Luminous One who thrusts back the darkness,
who illuminates every human creature with Her rays,
hail, Great One of many Names…
You from whom the Divine Entities come forth in this Your Name of Mut-Aset!
You-Who-Cause the throat to breathe,
Daughter of Ra, whom He spat forth from His mouth in this Your Name of Tefnut!
O Nit who appeared in Your barque in this Your Name of Mut!
O Venerable Mother, You who subdues Your adversaries in this Your name Nekhbet!
O You-Who-Knows-How-To-Make-Right-Use-of-the-Heart,
You who triumphs over Your enemies in this Your Name of Sekhmet!
It is the Golden One…the Lady of Drunkenness, of Music, of Dance,
of Frankincense, of the Crown, of Young Women,
Whom men acclaim because they love Her!
It is the Gold of the Divine Entities, who comes forth at Her season,
the month of Epipi, the Day of the New Moon, at the Festival of “She is Delivered”…
Heaven makes merry, the earth is full of gladness, the Castle of Heru rejoices.

From the Temple of Horus at Edfu




Adoration to You, the Golden One,
Mistress of Iunet,
The August and Powerful One in the Sanctuary-of-the-August-One,
The One who shines like gold in the Temple-of-the-Sistrum,
The Atenet in the Land of Atum!
I adore Your Majesty with Your heart’s desire.
I invoke Your Image with the sacred texts,
I exalt Your Ka to the height of heaven,
I worship Your Image to the limits of the rays of the Aten.
Come in peace, progress in joy,
Your heart is sweetened by hearing prayers,
Het-Hert the Great, Mistress of Iunet,
The Eye of Ra, Mistress of Heaven,
Sovereign of All the Gods,
The Great Uraeus, the Mistress of the Great Sanctuary,
Your beautiful face is satisfied with your beloved son,
The King of Upper and Lower Egypt,
Master of the Two Lands, eternally.

From the Temple of Hathoor at Dendera



We play the tambourine for Your Ka,
We dance for Your Majesty,
We exalt You
To the height of heaven.
You are the Mistress of Sekhem,
The Menat and the Sistrum,
The Mistress of Music,
For whose Ka one plays.
We praise Your Majesty every day,
From dusk until the earth grows light,
We rejoice in Your Countenance, O Mistress in Dendera!
We praise You with song.
You are the Lady of Jubilation, the Mistress of the Iba-dance*,
The Lady of Music, the Mistress of Harp-playing,
The Lady of Dancing, the Mistress of  Tying on Garlands,
The Lady of Myrrh, and the Mistress of Leaping.
We glorify Your Majesty,
We give praise before Your Face.
We exalt Your Power
Over the Gods and the Goddesses.
You are the Lady of Hymns,
The Mistress of the Library,
The Great Seshat
At the head of the Mansion of Records.
We propitiate Your Majesty every day.
Your heart rejoices at hearing our songs.
We rejoice when we see You, day by day.
Our hearts are jubilant when we see Your Majesty.
You are the Lady of Garlands, the Mistress of Dance,
The Lady of Unending Drunkenness.
We rejoice before Your face; we play for Your Ka.
Your heart rejoices over our performance.

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