Hathor "mansion of Horus" is an Ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. She was one of the most important and popular deities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. Hathor was worshiped by Royalty and common people alike in whose tombs she is depicted as "Mistress of the West" welcoming the dead into the next life. Hathor is the Goddess of the sky, love, beauty, joy, motherhood, foreign lands, mining, music, and fertility. The Ancient Greeks identified Hathor with the goddess Aphrodite and the Romans as Venus.