Bastet

Bastet Appearance:

  • Woman with the head of a cat


Bastet was a protective goddess.

Bastet
Bastet
Bastet was usually seen as a gentle protective goddess. However, she sometimes appeared with the head of a lioness to protect the king in battle.

Bronze catThe cat was a symbol of Bastet. The ancient Egyptians made many statues of cats like this one to honour Bastet.

Bastet was one of the daughters of the sun god, Ra. A great temple was built in her honour at Bubastis in the Delta.


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