Monday, May 9, 2016

Hathor :: Goddess of Motherhood

After my post yesterday you all are likely wondering how I could possibly have more to say on the topic of turquoise? There is more, lots more. But I'll try to keep it short today and show you a turquoise cuff edged in leather. I think it has a sort of old world basket weave feel.

Since yesterday was Mother's Day, I decided to highlight Hathor the Egyptian goddess of motherhood including feminine love and the principles of joy. She seems to have covered a lot of topics (like most moms) as she was also the goddess of music, dance and foreign lands. I don't know about you, but my daughter's room seems to classify as a foreign land most days with an abundance of ancient artifacts under the bed, severe 'off roading' to get to her closet and a look of 'lost in translation' when I ask her to pick up. Just call me Hathor, goddess of teenage girls.

So what's Hathor got to do with Turquoise? Well, funny you should ask. She also appears to be the patron goddess of miners. Yep, that's right. She really had a full plate this one. And so she also picked up names like "Lady of Turquoise" and "Mistriss of Turquoise." This goddess was a real multi-tasker, but then I suppose motherhood includes a lot of juggling, some feminine love and occasionally principles of joy ... most days.  

13 comments:

Duni said...

I can just imagine :) I admire all moms of teenage girls! Again, I simply love anything with turquoise in it...the cuff is beautiful!

windrock studio said...

Gorgeous! and I love that you not only show beautiful sights for the eyes but also teach unusual nuggets of history and share so many things I never knew!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Hathor was one heck of a goddess! Certainly a multi tasker! This cuff design is so beautiful. With the darker bead edges, it will wear well through all the seasons.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

Oh yes - it does remind me of a basket weave! I bet this feels wonderful when worn!

JoJo said...

That cuff is so pretty. I love it!!!!

Liz E said...

What a gorgeous cuff. Reminds me of an abacus. Another fabulous use of turquoise!

BeadedTail said...

Oh my, that is gorgeous! Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post! You made me smile! Your daughter's room classified as a foreign land! LOL! I love turquoise and I love Goddess Hathor! Gorgeous bracelet!!! You really are so talented my friend! Hope you had a great Mother's Day! Hugs!

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

Goddess of Teenage Girls! Love it! (Something I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to with Essley in about 11 years...)

Marcela Gmd said...

Great inspiration!!! I love turquoise!!!
Have a good week!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Natashalh said...

Ahahahaha. I love your description of your daughter's room!

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Your turquoise pieces are gorgeous. I love the chance the learn a little something too. Here's to Hathor!

Christine Altmiller said...

This has got to be one of my favorite posts of yours, pointing out the Multiple Hats Hathor wears as mother, showing us this beautiful bracelet (truly a wonderful, strong cuff), and describing the "daughter room" in such a way I thought you were navigating my oldest's room! LOL

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