Egyptian cat goddess.
A goddess of the home and
of the domestic cat, although she sometimes
took on the war-like aspect of a lioness.
Daughter of the sun god Re,
although sometimes regarded
As the daughter of Amun.Wife of Ptah
and mother of the lion-god Mihos.
Her cult was centered on her
sanctuary at Bubastis in the delta region,
where a necropolis has been found
containing mummifiied cats.
Bast was also associated with the
eye of Re' acting as the instrument
of the sun god's
She was depicted as a cat
or in human form
with the head of a cat,
often holding the
sacred rattle known as the sistrum.