Hathor is the cow-headed goddess who held domain over love, fertility, cattle, the sky, women, motherhood, good luck, health, music and dance in Egyptian mythology. Hathor has many other names as well, including "Lady of the Temple of Birth" and "Mother of Gods and Men." She was described as beautiful woman with a sun disc on her head, which led her to often be confused with the goddess Isis. She is also sometimes depicted with the head of a cow or as a cow entirely. Her alter ego is Sekhmet, the goddess of war and violence.
As a sky deity, she was the mother or consort of the sky god Horus and the sun god Ra, both of who were connected with kingship, and thus she was the symbolic mother of their earthly representatives, the pharaohs. One of Hathor's roles is a goddess of celebration, dance and music. One of her most important roles is that as a goddess of motherhood and protector of pregnant women. In the earliest myths, she was the mother of Horus, though Isis ultimately supplants this role. Later myths have Hathor becoming the wife of Horus after healing his eye that had been taken out, the Eye of Horus.
Hathor was the second-most widely worshiped goddess in Egypt, after Isis. Cleopatra was a fervent devotee, and today the Temple of Hathor still stands. She is identified with the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
Hathor appears in a cell near Sobek. She will join the party if they encounter her during a New Moon phase; if not, she will fight the party. The protagonist can recruit Hathor for her useful spells (like Megido) and recruiting Hathor is the only way to recruit Thoth. She also can be created through fusion once the protagonist has recruited her or defeated her in battle.
Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE
Hathor appears as a boss in the Celu Tower bronze instance. She later appears as a more powerful mob in the gold version of the same instance.
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
"The Egyptian goddess of fertility. She is also the goddess of love, motherhood, and joy. She is depicted as a cow with the disc of the sun between her horns, or as a horned woman holding the disc of the sun."
—Strange Journey compendium
Hathor appears as a demon of the Megami Race. She can be fused once the protagonist reaches level 11. Hathor can also be summoned with a special password.
"The Egyptian goddess of fertility. She is also the goddess of love, motherhood, joy, and even guardian of the mines, making her one of the most worshiped of the gods. She appears to have seven different guises, but is often depicted as a cow carrying the disc of the sun."