Egyptian goddess with a lioness head. is a warrior goddess of upper Egypt. what she rules over has changed, like many deities, she is also a solar deity, being the daughter of the sun god Ra. in the creation myth i read when i was younger, Ra created her to destroy those who denied him [or something, it's been a while] once she tasted blood she went on a killing spree, and the grown turned red in lower Egypt as a result. Ra felt bad for what he did, he told her to stop, but she did not. so he dyed some beer red, and left it for her. thinking it was blood she drank it, got drunk and passed out. Ra came along and told her the bloodshed was no longer necessary, and she became Hathor.
there's other stories, and she's been given other attributes, that's just how i know her. she's a very good deity, strong, and good to call on when you need protection or help in battle.