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Bast - The Cat Goddess Many of you are probably familiar with Bast, the Egyptian Feline Goddess. You may also know her by Bastet, Pasch, Ubasti, Ba en, Aset, Ishtar among many other names of this beautiful Goddess. She is known as the Goddess of protection, passion, fire, fertility, dance and music and has been worshipped since at least the Second Dynasty.. Ancient Egyptians often worshipped cats as deities and Bast was one of the most popular ones.

Bast Egyptian Cat Goddess ~ A print of the original painting by Emily Balivet, 2011 The Egyptian goddess, protector of the household, bringer of


Beloved Bast, mistress of happiness and bounty, twin of the Sun God, slay the evil that afflicts our minds as you slew the serpent Apep.

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Egyptian Statue Goddess Bast Bastet Cat Leaning on Candle Pillar #WU76698A4

So cats became animals sacred to the solar deity. Egyptian Bast Bastet Cat Goddess Cat Leaning on Candle Pillar Statue. This beautiful depiction of the cat headed Egyptian Goddess Bast is something to see.

Bastet (or Bast) is a Feline Goddess of Egypt worshipped since the Second Dynasty. Bastet began as a Lioness Goddess and became a Cat Goddess. One myth relates that Bast, as a lioness, fiery and wrathful, was once cooled down by the water of a lake and transformed into a gentle cat and settled in a temple. Bast was a Goddess of the Sun throughout most of Ancient Egyptian history, but later when she was changed into a Cat Goddess rather than a lioness, she was changed to a Goddess of the…

Bastet (or Bast) is a Feline Goddess of Egypt worshipped since the Second…

Lady Bast, Lady of the East, Light bearer, Devouring Lady, Goddess of the Birth Chamber.

BAST : The Goddess was linked to the music and dance due to the special rattle that she carried known as the Sistrum. The rattles were used to celebrate her festivals. She was connected with perfumes.

The goddess Bast from the tomb of Mentuherkhepeshef - this is a rare painted rendition of her with the head of a house cat.

In early times, Bast was a goddess with the head of a lion or a desert sand-cat. This turned into that of a house cat during the New Kingdom.