Hathor was honoured in Ancient Egypt as the Golden One. A goddess of fertility and plenty, she was believed to be mother to the pantheon of Egyptian gods and goddesses. Many also identify this goddess with the Milky Way, the beautiful band of stars so visible on dark, moonless nights. Hathor was also honoured as the mistress of Heaven. Hathor is petitioned for assistance in creating personal abundance. Rituals also invoked the goddess for communal abundance, as in the creation of a generous harvest to feed everyone.