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Cat goddess Bastet

Cat goddess Bastet

Cat goddess Bastet – a protective and nurturing
Egyptian feline deity. She was one of the daughters of Re, the sun god

Cat goddess Bastet. The sculpture is now known as the Gayer-Anderson cat after Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson who donated it to the British Museum. The statue is a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet. The cat wears jewellery and a protective wedjat amulet. In the earliest representations of Bastet, she appeared as a lioness or as a woman with the head of a lioness. Bastet served as a counterpoint to the violent Sekhmet, who also had the head of a lioness and was a goddess of war. Sekhmet was the punishing eye of Re, whereas Bastet was the gentle one. Bastet is usually represented as a cat-headed woman, with a kitten or kittens at her feet and sometimes a basket, perhaps in which to carry them. She holds in one hand a systrum, a kind of musical instrument associated with Hathor, goddess of love, and in the other an aegis, a symbol of Sekhmet.


Cat-goddess Bastet

Cat goddess Bastet

Prayer to cat-goddess Bastet:
Cat goddess

Please protect me and my holy space against all evil, harm and negativity, please help me recover my health & strength, please help me stand my ground and rise above and beyond, please shield me and protect me against all aliens, ghosts, earthbound spirits, trolls, leprachauns and any other forms of negativity and lower creatures. Please protect me and be with me always. Thank you and blessed be, love you meow xoxo

Cat-goddess Bastet

The mask of the goddess of ancient Egypt Bastet – the goddess of joy, fun and love, feminine beauty, fertility and the hearth

Ah, nothing like the love a mother cat has for her kittens. Here Bast can help you with conceiving and rearing your own young. She will teach women the instincts they might not have, and will watch over the children in times of danger.

Bastet

Cat goddess Bastet

She knows all about sensual love and can teach you how to enhance what you have. Linking to this aspect of Bast will enhance your feelings and may lead to bulk purchases of body oil, incense and anything else that delights the senses.

Bastet, the goddess

Bastet, or Bast, the Egyptian cat-headed goddess of
sensual joy and dance

Bast controls the fertility of all living things. Crops, houseplants, animals. And of course, people. She can bless you with an overwhelming garden of delights or make your crops boom.

Bastet, the goddess

Cat-goddess Bastet

Music, and dancing delight our lovable Bast. The sacred rattle makes sweet music. She loves rattles, drums or anything to produce a beat. Heck even pasta in a box works if you can keep decent time.

Bastet, the goddess

Cat-goddess Bastet

Bast adores all female things. She adores shopping for jewelry, shoes, clothes, perfume, anything girly. She will help you find fantastic deals, and adores sharing the energy of the hunt. She will also help you find food or anything else you need.

Sarcophagus of Ta-Miou, cat of Prince Thutmose. 14. BC. XVIII dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III

Sarcophagus of Ta-Miou, cat of Prince Thutmose. 14. BC. XVIII dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III

Statue of a cat. XXVI Dynasty, 663-525 BC.

Statue of a cat. XXVI Dynasty, 663-525 BC.

A bronze statue of Bast. 600-300 BC

A bronze statue of Bast. 600-300 BC

A cat with kittens. 630 BC

A cat with kittens. 630 BC

Amethyst Amulet of the Ptolemaic period, 311-44 centuries. BC

Amethyst Amulet of the Ptolemaic period, 311-44 centuries. BC

Ancient Egyptian cat statue, XXVI Dynasty approx. 664 - 525 BC

Ancient Egyptian cat statue, XXVI Dynasty approx. 664 – 525 BC

Ancient Egyptian statue of a cat

Ancient Egyptian statue of a cat

Edwin Long. Dedication to Bast. 1888

Edwin Long. Dedication to Bast. 1888

One of the six feline statues found in the temple of Bast in Alexandria

One of the six feline statues found in the temple of Bast in Alexandria

Mummy of unknown, creepy creature was found in Turkey

Mummy of unknown, creepy creature was found in Turkey

Mummy of unknown, creepy creature was found in Turkey. Sharp claws, wrinkled thick skin, scary teeth and a long naked tail – sort of monster was found by Turkish peasant Abudlah Ozturk, while digging in the yard of his house. The monster was found under a piece of rock. The farmer invited the archaeologists and paleontologists, who could not determine the origin of the mummified monster at first glance.

Mummy of creepy creature found in Turkey

Mummy of creepy creature found in Turkey

At first glance, a monster resembles a cat. In Anatolia, in the period between the 10th and 13th centuries it was the custom for the mummification of children and cats, under the influence of ancient Egyptian beliefs. In Egypt goddess Bastet had the cat’s head and was considered the patron saint of sacred animals – cats.

Mummy of creepy creature found in Turkey

Mummy of creepy creature found in Turkey

According to Turkish experts, mummification option – the most likely explanations for the findings, but nevertheless, they will need special tests to confirm the hypothesis.

Cat goddess Bastet

Cat goddess Bastet

Egyptian cat mummy

Egyptian cat mummy

Bastet, the goddess

Black cat

Sources:
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend Facts on File Library of Religion and Mythology 2009
wiki/Gayer-Anderson_cat
www.squidoo.com/bastet
old.archeo-news.ru/2016/02/blog-post_21.html