Hathor – Earth’s Ring of Debris

Update: 21st November 2008

“The moon Prometheus slowly collides with the diffuse inner edge of Saturn’s F ring in this movie sequence of Cassini images. The oblong moon pulls a streamer of material from the ring and leaves behind a dark channel.”

See video below or here.

The gravitational pull of Saturn’s moon Prometheus creates patterns in Saturn’s F ring.
Prometheus F Ring
Snapshot of Saturn’s moon Prometheus interacting with Saturn’s F ring

Below images of Hathor, the sky cow interacting with the kas or doubles (souls) of the people here on Earth.

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Hathor, the bovine goddess suckling the Egyptians.
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Fig 14. Hathor nurturing Ramesses (Mars).

Lady of the sycamore – suckling traits continued.

Hathor Suckling Tuthmosis
Figure 17 – Hathor Suckling Tuthmosis (Moon).

If we examine Hathor in the guise of giving milk as ‘the lady of the sycamore’ this too can be explained. This represents many satellites feeding (or planets) from the edges of Earth’s ring. Hathor’s great cosmic band arches across the heavens on an east/west axis with many small moons (the ka’s or doubles of humans) in the southern sky ‘suckling’ from the hazy edges of Hathor. This gives the illusion of a gigantic cosmic tree with small celestial bodies sucking from its branches.

The sycamore fig exudes a white milky substance which is why this tree was used to assist Hathor in her bovine guise. Ancient people as you would expect drew on the natural world around them to represent events in the heavens and since the sycamore fig tree excreted ‘milk’ and Hathor was known to give milk, then the milk-producing tree was chosen to represent this particular aspect of Hathor’s. Figure 17 depicts Hathor in the guise of a tree suckling Tuthmosis. I identify Tuthmosis as one of the many names given to the Moon (i.e. Tuthmosis = born of the lunar god Thoth) and this scene represents the moon drawing material from earth’s ring. Something the Moon did numerous times over as it was left behind (captured) to finish the job of clearing earth’s ring of debris.

Hathor – housing the red disk of the kingly planets

Bovine Goddess Hathor.
The goddess Hathor ‘House’ of the red orb.

As mentioned above the red disk dominates Egyptian art. This, because the sun appeared as a red disk and the pharaonic planets also appeared as red orbs, hence the planetary kings considered as ‘offspring of the sun’ (sa re). In one way or another these personified godly orbs were ‘looked after’ or ‘housed’ by certain cosmogonical gods – Amun, Horus, Osiris, Isis and of course Hathor.

In the same vein of the meaning of Hathor’s name i.e. hat-hor – ‘house of the king’ this very common image (Figure 15) represents both Hathor’s housing and bovine (sheltering – protective) qualities. We have earth’s band of haze personified as a beautiful mothering goddess bearing the red disk between her horns; the housing of heavenly orbs embodied in the headdress.

I actually believe the black cow horns are not merely a symbolic representation of ‘housing the disk’ but derive from actual naked eye observations of the effects of the solar wind (charged particles from the sun) upon planetary bodies when close to earth. This is subject for another essay, suffice to say, the best way to understand this is the solar wind produced a bow-shock when encountering planetary bodies, and this wrapped itself around orbs creating the image presented in Hathor’s headdress (and Isis for that matter).

Hathor was a very prominent goddess with centres of worship throughout Egypt. Her involvement with the divine monarchy is well known and well attested to. Given my interpretation of things this is totally understandable, however, Hathor, as you would expect, also ‘housed’ the solar deity Re (sun). This occurred at least twice a year around the time of the equinoxes, a time when Earth’s celestial equator ‘pairs up’ with the ecliptic. Due to the thickness of earth’s ring the sun (Re) would rise and set within Hathor several days (probably weeks) prior too and after the equinoxes. The exact number of days spent within Hathor dictated by Hathor’s width, this in turn influenced by the intensity of chaos. With such interactions, it is no wonder Hathor was identified as Re’s wife.

Isis offering life to Nefertari
Fig 1. Nefertari and Isis.

The image on the left is again (same as Figure 3 above) the goddess Isis handing Queen Nefertari the symbol for life, the ankh. You will note Hathor and Isis are very similar in appearance. In the absence of hieroglyphs denoting their names it would be impossible to tell them apart – they are, very much interchangeable. Given the above, this is hardly surprising. They both presided over two basic east-west paths across the heavens – Hathor taking control of earth’s celestial equator, Isis responsible for the ecliptic. Added to this, the fact that at least twice a year (equinox) they literally crossed paths.

Hathor Sekhmet – a destroyer of mankind.

History reveals that Hathor occasionally took on an uncharacteristic destructive aspect and in one myth Hathor was said to have been sent to destroy humanity. In this manifestation she was known as ‘Hathor Sekhmet.’

It is logical to assume that Earth’s band had the ability to destroy mankind. During times of immense chaos, Hathor was ‘fierce and terrible’ and had the power to totally blot out the Red Sun (Ra) and cause complete devastation on Earth. Hathor also sent space debris crashing to earth which caused further chaos.

There was also ‘fallout’ from chaotic events such as acid rain and, although the god of evil, Seth was the major contender for such deeds, it is also possible they were attributed to Hathor. Although some dark periods were caused by other sources such as the close passing of Mars or Venus (god king & queen), from the perspective of the ancient Egyptians the female goddess Hathor was in all probability held responsible.

Sekhmet increases in popularity around the time of Amenhotep III (title ‘the dazzling sun disk of all lands’ = Mars) with many Sekhmet statues produced around this time. This is no coincidence; this is the time shortly before and during the birth of the Aten (Mercury) from Mars. The increased production of Sekhmet statues merely reflects the increasing chaos in the heavens and the Egyptians venerating evil in an attempt to appease it.

The clattering of the heavens – Hathor and the sistrum.

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Nefertari (Comet Venus) wife of Ramesses II (aspect of Mars), holding a sistrum.

Chaos resulted in a melee of huge asteroids, comets, gigantic lumps of rock and ice, all colliding with one another in a pea soup of dust and gasses orbiting Earth’s girth. The number and ferocity of so many collisions was audible from earth.

Her connection with the music was particularly represented by the sistrum, ceremonial examples of which were often endowed with Hathor heads, sometimes surmounted by a naos, and frequently shaken by the priestesses of the cult of Hathor.

This music of the gods was represented by an instrument called the sistrum. This was an ancient Egyptian percussion instrument consisting of a thin metal frame with rods or loops that jingled when shaken. On top of the handle was the carved figure of the goddess Hathor. The sistrum was called shesheset by the ancient Egyptians and was a favoured instrument in many religious ceremonies and rites, particularly those associated with Hathor. The distinctive shape of the instrument is found in many contexts ranging from small mortuary objects to the columns of temples such as those at the Temple of Hathor in Dendera. I believe this instrument was invented as a result of Earth’s hazy band which arched across the heavens producing audible noises and it was used to placate the deities, particularly Hathor.

In the following of Hathor.

Each evening she Hathor was considered to receive the setting Sun, which she then protected until the morning. The dying therefore desired to be ‘In the following of Hathor’ so that they would enjoy a similar protection in the netherworld. Hathor was also one of the deities who was thought to be able to determine the destinies of new born children.

This was Hathor (Earth’s band) which came into prominence in all her glory as the Sun set in the west. As discussed, Hathor appeared to enshroud Re many times as the Sun set. Slowly progressing towards the west she wrapped her protective haze around the perennial solar deity, perhaps turning Re a deeper shade of red in the process, and protected him until he rose rejuvenated in the east.

Re was the perennial father to all. The divine relationship between the Sun and the haze was such that Hathor was considered the daughter of Re in a relationship that continued for the duration of Pharaonic Egypt.


The attributes and imagery of Hathor (and all gods) do not descend from a ‘bizarre world’ of infinite imaginary gods or fairy tales. They point to actual events and a real world of chaos; they are all symbolic of celestial phenomena which has since dissipated.

Update 16 Nov 2008

In proposing that earth was once home to an equatorial ring system and this was deified as the goddess Hathor research has naturally led me to study Saturn’s rings to see if I could draw any parallels between certain ‘ring’ phenomena that may have been observed within earth’s rings, and the possibly of this being represented in Egyptian art and its religion. Turns out, there are many!

Saturn’s Spokes.

Saturn's rings Ancient Egypt.
Photo depicting Saturn’s shadowy ‘Spokes.’

“The spokes appear dark in back-scattered light, and bright in forward-scattered light. It is assumed that they are microscopic dust particles that have levitated away from the ring plane and that they are connected to electromagnetic interactions, as they rotate almost synchronously with the magnetosphere of Saturn. However, the precise mechanism generating the spokes is still unknown”


A video of Saturn’s spokes below.

A video of Saturn’s Spokes.

More YouTube clips here and here.

Taking the supposition earth was indeed surrounded by a ring of debris only a few thousand years ago, is it possible similar shadowy Spokes were observed amongst earth’s rings? I believe so.

Book Of the Dead
Weighing of the heart from the Book Of Dead. Note the squatting figures on the top registrar.

If I could draw your attention to the ‘squatting figures’ atop of the funerary papyrus above and the images below. These figures feature prominently in Egyptian art especially in regards to the afterlife. There are hundreds of such images in Faulkner’s Book of the Dead. They also adorn numerous tomb walls, normally taking position on the top registrar of a side wall adjoining starry night ceilings (location important). Nefertari’s (wife of Ramesses the Great) tomb would be a good example.

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Egyptian squatting Figure.
Egyptian god Osiris
Squatting Figure drawn from similar ‘spoke’ observations in Earth’s rings.

I consider such images to be unusual, even unnatural way to draw squatting figures.

The following link reveals the Egyptians were quite capable of drawing natural figures http://www.flickr.com/photos/ggnyc/2505503956/ so, where and how did such images originate?

If we make comparisons between the NASA photo (& Video) and the Egyptian figures, the similarity is quite striking, to much to be a coincidence.

I believe the origin of these distinctly odd shaped almost mummy form deities came about as a direct result of physical observations of Saturn-like spokes within earth’s rings (Hathor). Even down to the slightly curved bits at the base of the figures – these representing the curvature and the point at which they join Earth’s rings.

Although the majority of Egyptians were illiterate we have assume they understood the meaning of the above Judgement Hall scenes and the gods contained within. So, if you believe I am merely tea leaf reading then the question has to be, where, if not from observable phenomenon did such images originate? Who invented these figures?

Update Nov 22, 2008

It stands to reason if earth was indeed home to an astral equatorial rings system other cultures would also deify this and represent it in their art. I believe the Sumerian’s deified earth’s ring system as the nurturing goddess Ninhursag.

The Sumerian goddess Ninhursag (Hathor)

Ninhursag means “Lady of the Mountain.” This gives us a definitive connection to the Egyptian goddess Hathor who was also “Lady of the Mountain.” Two separate cultures deifying the same cosmic mountain.

Ninhursag’s images are very similar to the ‘omega’ images of Hathor as seen below.

Earth's rings.
Sumerian Goddess Ninhursag similar attributes to Hathor.
Saturn's Rings
Hathor exhibiting a similar Omega traits.

Ninhursag’s bovine attributes represented in the imagery as below.

Milking scenes Temple of Ninhursag.
Milking scenes from the Temple of Ninhursag. Tell al Ubaid.

Ninhursag’s traits are very similar to that of Hathor for example. Ninhursag means “Lady of the Foothills” “Great Queen,” “Lady of Birth” and “Lady of the gods.” Similarly, Hathor was the Goddess of fertility, children and childbirth, also Egyptian royal titles included the “Son of Hathor.”

Hathor: The great one of many names. Ninhursag, also had many names including…

Ninmah (“Great Queen”); Nintu (“Lady of Birth”); Mama or Mami (mother); Aruru (sister of Enlil); Belet-Ili (lady of the gods, Akkadian). Minor synonyms include Ninzinak (lady of the embryo); Nindim (lady fashioner); Nagarsagak (carpenter of insides); Ninbahar (lady pottery); Ninmag (lady vulva); Ninsigsig (lady of silence); Mudkesda (blood-stauncher); Amadugbad (mother spreading the knees); Amaududa (mother who has given birth); Sagzudingirenak (midwife of the gods); Ninmenna (lady of the diadem) (source, Wikipedia)

According to legend her name was changed from Ninmah to Ninhursag by her son Ninurta in order to commemorate his creation of the mountains. As Ninmenna, according to a Babylonian investiture ritual, she placed the golden crown on the king in the Eanna temple (ibid) Hathor: “The golden one.”

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Ninhursag’s iconic Omega sign.

Her symbol the omega (O) has been depicted in art from around 3000 BC, though more generally from the early second millennium. It appears on some boundary stones—on the upper tier, which indicates her importance (ibid)

With Ninhursag’s Omega we have a direct connection with Hathor’s curling wig as seen in the images above.


“Ninhursag’s prestige decreased as Ishtar’s increased” (Crystalinks).

I associate Isis with Ishtar and both with the ‘dust’ strewn ecliptic (path of the sun and the planets). So this is consistent with the Egyptian goddess Isis rising to prominence over Hathor in later times (Ptolemaic). Or, to give the whole thing real world physical presence; Earth’s ring (Hathor) slowly dissipating as the god king planets moved away from earth and settled down to come under the authority of the ecliptic (Isis).

Saturn’s rings, the Nemes headcloth and the see through attire worn by the Egyptians.

Egyptian crowns.
King wearing Nemes Headdress.
Egyptian Crowns.
Tutankhamun wearing the Nemes headcloth.

The nemes was the striped headcloth worn by pharaohs in ancient Egypt . It covered the whole crown and back of the head and nape of the neck (sometimes also extending a little way down the back) and had two large flaps which hung down behind the ears and in front of both shoulders. It was sometimes combined with the double crown , as it is on the statues of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel (Wikipedia).

Saturn's Rings Planets
Saturn’s ‘grooved’ rings.
Tutankhamun Golden Mask
Nemes crown.

If I could draw you attention to very distinct striped headgear worn by the Pharaohs and the see through clothing. And now take a look at Saturn’s rings (Nasa) for an analogy.

I believe the striped Nemes headcloth and the see-through attire worn by the Egyptians came about a direct result of god king planets appearing amidst earth’s rings (Hathor).

The red flesh represents the red of the planet kings (maily Mars)

Egyptian clothing.
Saturn’s Gravity Waves inspired Egyptian clothing.

The stripes of earth’s rings playing a very important part in Egyptian art.

Striped pyramid skirts – planetary god kings ‘gravitationally’ perturbing earth’s rings thus forming the shape of pyramids – observed day (hazed red sun) and night.

Pyramid's Pharaoh Smiting
Note the similarity between the lines in the pyramids ‘skirts’ and Saturn’s ‘groves.’
Egyptian cloths
Ramesses wearing a pyramid skirt.
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Attire worn by the Egyptians symbolic of earth’s dust grooves.

She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus

She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus
Romulus and Remus sucking milk from the she-wolf.

Its quite possible, in fact, highly likely that earth’s rings or bands of debris littered the solar system well into Roman Times, and here we have Romulus and Remus as guises of bodies emulating Egyptian Pharaohs by sucking material (milk) from the heavenly abode (see She-Wolf).

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