Her temple at Dendara, Egypt is a magical place, that has amazing energy....her Priests and Priestesses use to carry her 'ba' a representation of her soul or spirit into the 'new years chapel' of the temple every new year.(That room of the temple seen in the above pic with me standing there...and seen below as it might have looked before it was in ruins, in a painting I did after I returned from that trip to Egypt in 2009.
Hathor's name was actually "Het Heru" in ancient Egyptian language. She is addressed in the Book of the Dead in a invocation:
"Hathor, Lady of the West; She of the West; Lady of the Sacred Land; Eye of Re which is on his forehead; Kindly of countenance in the Boat of Millions of Years; A resting-place for him who has done right with the boat of the blessed; Who built the Great Boat of Osiris in order to cross the Water of Truth."
This is another painting of how Hathor's Dendara temple looked when it was in use. (by unknown artist)
Hathor is often shown as a beautiful lady with cow ears
...or as a cow crowned with the solar disk...
or sometimes simply as a human woman, crowned and dressed in Egyptian royal garb.
This is a wall relief from Hatshepsut's temple near the Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt... Showing The queen nursing from Hathor the cow.
Hathor Cow Painting By Ginger Strivelli