Origin: Egyptian mythology
Hathor is a goddess sometimes depicted either with a cow head or a woman’s head with a cow’s ears and horns. As a Great Mother, she manifests as a lover, mother, avenger and comforter of the dead. Descriptions of her vary, but in later myths her characteristics mix with those of Isis. The connections to cows stem from the human reproductive anatomy: the triangle cow head and two horns resemble the shape of the uterus.