Bat

July 19th, 2008 by sabrina

Bat is the Egyptian cow Goddess of fertility, also called Bata. Her name means “female spirit” or “female power.” She is depicted in human form with the ears and horns of a cow, which grow from her temples rather than the top of her head, and face inward (in contrast to the horns of the cow Goddess Hathor, which face outward). In some depictions, her ears take the form of stars and there are stars attached to the tips of her horns and the top of her head, symbolic of her role as the celestial cow, giver of life through her milk.

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1 response about “Bat”

  1. Oliver said:

    You rock!