In Egyptian mythology, Qetesh is the name of one of the gods. Originally believed to be a Syrian deity, Qetesh was an important form of Hathor, specifically referred to in the latter's function as goddess of love and beauty. Qetesh was depicted as a beautiful nude woman, standing or riding upon a lion, holding flowers, a mirror, or serpents. She is generally shown full-face (unusual in Egyptian artistic convention). She was also considered the consort of the god Min, the god of virility.

SEE ALSO Hathor, Min.

[Source: Shawn C. Knight, "Egyptian Mythology FAQ" ]