Little Egypt


The Goddess Bast

Goddess of the home and of the domestic cat, although she sometimes took on the war-like aspect of a lioness. Bast was also associated with the "Eye of Ra", acting as the instrument of the Sun God's vengeance. 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. Click on an image below for statue descriptions and order information as well as a larger view of the statue.