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Bast is the cat goddess the was worshipped in Upper Egypt. She was originally a sun goddess. When the Greeks conquered Egypt, they associated her with Artemis and so Bast became a moon goddess. She appeared as an Egyptian sand cat (where our domestic cats are believed to derive) or as a woman with a cat's head. Her center of worship was Bubastis and was at one time the capital of Egypt. Her temples housed her sacred cats and were believed to rival the temples of the sun God, Ra.

Bast is a fun loving, nurturing mother and a fierce warrior that teaches us to always land on our feet. She was a fertility goddess and a matron for mothers. Her statues were often kept in homes asking for her protection. Bast protected her father, Ra as he made is a journey through the Durat, the Egyptian underworld, ensuring the sun would rise each day.

Her cats were sacred. The kept the rodent population in check and that helped to prevent disease. Killing one of her cats was punishable by death.

To honor this goddess cut loose and dance! Get in touch with your playful side. Embody your feminine feline self. Play with your cat or take a trip to the zoo and spend time with the big cats. You can even carry cats eye in your pocket to draw that cat-like energy to you.

Sources: Goddess 365 and Goddesses for Everyday.

As always, if you have a goddess you'd like to see as goddess of the month, shoot me a spark mail and I'll see what I can find about her!

Edited by: MRS_EVA_K at: 4/30/2019 (13:00)
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