The birth of the Netjert (goddess) of Love is described in the texts of
the Temple of Dendera as follows:
"Ra opened his eyes in the interior of the lotus at the moment in
which he came forth from the Nun. Fluid oozed from his eyes and fell on the earth.
It transformed itself into a beautiful woman, to whom the name 'The Gold of the
Gods' was given, Hathor the Great, Mistress of Dendera"(1)
Below is the transliteration of the hieroglyphs of this passage.
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wn Ra irty.f(y) m-Xnw nxb m tr n pr.f
m nww xpr xt m irty.f(y) hy.sn Hr tA qmA(w).sn m sts nfrt dm.tw rn.s r nwbt nTrw Ht-Hr wrt
(1) Preys, René, "Hathor met de vele gesichten: Portret van
een godin," De Scriba 3 (1994), p. 2. Translation from the Dutch by