An Egyptian hieroglyph representing the headdress of Hathor, a multifaceted goddess of the love, beauty, and fertility. The headdress consists of a sun disk surrounded by horns, the emblem of Hathor’s cow-goddess aspect.
Hathor is equivalent to the Roman Venus and the Greek Aphrodite. She is associated with the Milky Way, and the souls of Egyptian women judged to be worthy were identified with her.
As with the emblem of Venus, Hathor’s sign was often represented as or fashioned into a mirror.