Bastet

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In the ancient city of Bubastis, Egypt, people worshipped a cat goddess named Bastet, symbolizing fertility, motherhood, happy homes, and warmth. Through many years, her representation evolved from being a fierce lioness, to a more familiar cat that we usually see in modern homes. Yet, despite Bastet’s change of appearance, … (read more)

In the ancient city of Bubastis, Egypt, people worshipped a cat goddess named Bastet, symbolizing fertility, motherhood, happy homes, and warmth. Through many years, her representation evolved from being a fierce lioness, to a more familiar cat that we usually see in modern homes. Yet, despite Bastet’s change of appearance, her roles remain, and even made her way to popular culture. Cats are depicted as creatures feared by evil spirits, featuring their old role as underworld guardians.


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