ANCIENT EGYPT

Bastet

Bastet was a divinity represented by a woman with the head of a cat. Probably she was originally a lioness.

Goddess of the city Bubastis that was named by her.

She was particularly honored by the sovereigns of the XXII dynasty and sometimes she was considered as a poorly characterized form of Hathor or Sekmet, but on the contrary of the latter, who represented the burning sun rays, Bastet had the features of a good goddess. In the syncremist epoch.

A religious moment dominated by the influence of the solar cult, Bastet was assimilated also to the “far-away goddess”.
A legend says that Bastet, bitten by a scorpion, was cured by Ra

CATS IN ANCIENT EGYPT

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