Isis and Hathor look very similar - their shared attribute is the Sun disc between the horns of what I would call the Crown Chakra ... the difference between them, however, are the EARS - which are cow ears in the case of HATHOR - and the the WINGS in the case of ISIS.
Now, what follows is some basic information on these two goddesses. If you are not so very much interested in this - skip the theory and just read the LAST part of the discussion - wioth the link to William Abbott's Sun and Moon Meditation ;-)
BASICS on the two goddesses:
Other names : Athyr, Het Hert
Hathor is one of the oldest Egyptian goddesses, dating to predynastic times. She is often depicted as a cow, or a woman with a cow's head, or a woman with the horns of a cow and a solar disc on her head.
As one of the older Egyptian goddesses, Hathor has been associated with many different attributes and characteristics. However, the majority of records describe her as the goddess of women, childbirth, happiness and anything to do with the joy of life.
Hathor's name also implies that she is the protector of Horus. It is likely that Hathor has previously been considered the mother of Horus, and by extension the mother of the pharaoh. However, as the influence of the goddess Isis grew, Hathor's role as Horus' mother was absorbed by Isis, as were the roles of other Egyptian goddesses.
Other names : Aset
The Egyptian goddess Isis, commonly described as the sister and wife of Osirisand mother of Horus, is the most important of the Egyptian goddesses. Hercult was the biggest, spreading the farthest among all the Egyptian gods, as far as Europe and Persia.
Isis is commonly depicted as a seated queen suckling and cradling the baby Horus. This symbolism is said to influence the idea of the Virgin Mary and the baby Jesus. She is also depicted with either a throne or a vulture on top of her head.
Isis was considered the mother goddess, watching over the pharaoh and the throne. As her influence and following grew over the centuries, Isis' portfolio grew to include many other attributes, such as goddess of magic, queen of the underworld and goddess of agriculture.
From the information above, we see that HATHOR is the older Goddess. Her origin dates to predynsatic times- whereas the main hieroglyph for Isis is the THRONE. Hathor's Cow Aspect makes it clear that her origin lies in the Age of TAURUS:
The AGE of TAURUS is about the control of EARTH. EARTH in the form the king's land. EARTH "holds" WATER.
In the Age of Taurus, agriculture was discovered, and for the first time, towns, villages, and cities were formed because humans no longer needed to hunt and gather for their food and so were not required to be so nomadic.
The "AGE" of TAURUS is probably best characterized by the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Plus there are many other huge structures from that period that still exist in Egypt and the Valley of the Nile. All these giant buildings were monuments to the Pharaoh's [kings or queens] or GODS of that ancient Egyptian Civilization.
Most Egyptian Pyramids have great ASTROLOGICAL as well Astronomical significance. The Pyramids also have major GEOMETRIC and MATHEMATICAL importance. These incredible EGYPTIAN remains are some of today's most popular tourist attractions.
The age of the Great Walled cities; Babylon and Sumeria are also included in the "AGE" of TAURUS, the age of Homelands. With a huge wall around a city-state it was virtually impregnable. People couldn't get out either.
The AGE of TAURUS is also when the Chinese Empire began. These people were an organized civilization since even before that time.
After the Age of TAURUS comes the AGE of Aries which is characterized by wars, warfare, violence and conquest - the best known myth of this time being the GoldenFleece - which is all about conquest and betrayal. The Age of Aries lastet from +/- 2500 BC - 300 BC.
The myth of Isis and Osiris reflects much of the charactistics of this time ...
Now I just came across an interesting blog post at Starseeds.net where I found this picture and explanation for the WINGS:
The Egyptian Goddess Isis - her wings have been said to represent
the two arms of the Milky Way Galaxy
Other Egyptian goddesses who were depicted with wings are Ma'at, Goddess of Jusice, Law and Order bu also Immortaltiy, and NUT, the mother of Isis.
The Feather which Ma'at weighs against the HEART of the Soul after death,
is reflected in the WINGS of these three goddesses, in my opinion ...
Moreover, the WINGS connect them to the bird people ...
and the element of AIR and WIND
To identify ISIS, the wings alone do not suffice, however:
her hieroglyhic symbol is the THRONE
which, in this picture, you see on her head:
... or the VULTURE - with the Sun Disc between two horns
Another attribute of Isis is her red dress: she was called
"Lady of the Red Apparel"
In her hands you see the ANKH and the papyrus scepter
Now after all this information on how to tell one goddess from the other, I would like to bring to your attention a discussion posted recently by William Abbott:
I would like to invite you to do the SUN and MOON Meditation which he suggests - and think of the picture of Hathor / Isis.
The HORNS represent the MOON - and are the CROWN Chakra.
The SUN DISC is the Crystal Ball in the Centre of the Crown Chakra.
This Crystal Ball absorbs the light of the Sun and the Moon - and distributes it throughout your body ... Filling every part of your body, every molecule, atom, piece of DNA ... with the HEALING LIGHT of the COMBINED energy of gold and silver, male and female, Sun and Moon ...
And if you like, sound - chant or speak the following like a MANTRAM
ISIS BLESSINGS to ALL,
Sonja Myriel Aouine
thank you light sister, i didnt know of her connection to Sirius!
You are a beautiful person thank you for your kind words and I am grateful for your kindness and caring attitude.
Know that you are appreciated as a person and that the work you are doing is very important.
The eternal waves of love have found there way to your heart and these waves have combined forming a beacon of light know that it is this light that will shine the way for others to follow and together more beacons will form and these beacons will manifest into an illuminative sphere that can be seen from heaven.
This is called picking the pearl from the muddy waters in this way you will have everything needed to exist in the lower 3d existence becoming a beacon of light but remaining strong others will be drawn let them come show them the way.
The way is easy to find LOVE is the way (You have found the way) others will now find it also through you .
Except my LOVE as it is freely given
Thank you, William!
My LOVE in return flowing back to your Being ... connected ... united :-)
No, dearest, Kerrie - they work together - Lady NADA on the spiritual plane, Lady Quan Yin on the mental plane and Mother Mary on the emotional plane ... they are thus forming an ancient Goddess Trinity. They are not one soul - although united in Divine GODDESS Fashion they are ONE on the higher planes of being...
CONNECTGED to the GRID of LIGHT IAM