Who is Hathor? According to Egyptian myth and lore, Hathor was the goddess of love
and mirth. Members of The Noble Krewe of Hathor exhibit an extreme fondness for life,
love and fun. One of the temples of Hathor was located in Memphis, Egypt. It is fitting,
therefore, that we take the name of this Egyptian goddess as our own.
Life is not all fun and games and neither is life within the Krewe . We have a serious
side as well. Along with the ideal that there must be pleasure in life so must we also
realize that there are those who are less fortunate than ourselves. The members of The
Noble Krewe of Hathor extend the loving arms of compassion to those needing our
help. That is why each year the net proceeds of the funds raised through projects are
donated to a charity of the Krewe's choosing. The Noble Krewe of Hathor is a
recognized 501(c)(3) organization. The members of the Krewe worked hard to fulfill the
requirements to be given this status by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations of cash
and goods/services to the Krewe are tax deductible. This is good for us, for our charity
and for our donors.
The members of the Krewe elect a Pharaoh (Ra) and a Queen (Het-Hert) each year who
will be crowned at and reign over the Annual Festival which is the highlight of the
Krewe's year and a final opportunity to raise money for the Krewe's charity. The Festival
is held in August to commemorate the birth of Hathor and is complete with a Noble
Court and a parade of costumes that follow the theme selected by Pharaoh Ra and
Queen Het-Hert. The Festival is also a means by which the members of The Noble
Krewe of Hathor say thank you to all the businesses and individuals who have helped
and supported the Krewe throughout the year.