|Hathor features in The Smiting Texts, The Hathor Holocaust and Hunting Hathor (Amazon Kindle)|
From time immemorial Egyptians had penetrated the desert in search of her sacred stone, turquoise, particularly in the Sinai where mining expeditions built a distant shrine at Serabit el-Khadim, dedicated to the patron goddess of miners and quarrymen.
The turquoise droplets must have seemed like a mockery of moisture to the ancient criminals and captives of war who dug the nodules out of fissures of sandstone in the desert. These same men prayed for the protection of Hathor, ‘Mistress of Turquoise’, ‘She who shows her loveliness when the rock is split’.
|‘She who shows her loveliness when the rock is split’|
Excerpt from the Anson Hunter Egyptian adventure series.