Blessing: Bast is a sensual, loving goddess, but also a fierce protector of her children. She is gracious to those who treat her cats with great kindness.

Epithets: Forthcoming

Equated with: Isis, Sekhmet, Artemis, Aphrodite

Associations: cats, sistrum, perfume, anything costly or beautiful

Festival of Bast Journeying to Boubastis (21-29 Tybi)
Festival of Eating Onions for Bast (5 Pharmouthi)

Ways to honor: Bast likes music, dancing, pretty things; take in or feed stray cats

Ancient Texts:

Excerpt from Metamorphoses by Antoninus Liberalis

Excerpts from The Histories by Herodotus

Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Texts: Forthcoming

Modern Texts:

Bast by P Sufenas Virius Lupus

Bast Acrostic by Melia Suez

Hymn to Bast by Satiah

Ode to Bast by Lykeia

Festivals and Rituals: Forthcoming

Articles: Forthcoming



Bast, Perfumed Protector, Cat Goddess


TourEgypt article on Bast


Feline deities

Lore of the cat

Ancient Egypt Online: Bast

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