Ihy is a god in ancient Egyptian mythology who represents the ecstasy of playing the sistrum. His name may mean "sistrum player", referring to his function, or "calf", alluding to his relationship with the cow goddess Hathor who was often said to be his mother. Other goddesses might be called his mother, however, including Isis, Sekhmet, and Neith. The god Horus was usually said to be Ihy's father, although at times Ra took that role instead. Ihy was depicted as a child holding a sistrum or as a nude child with his finger in this mouth. He was worshiped alongside Horus and Hathor at Dendera.
- Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. pp. 132–133
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