Bastet Wooden Pendant (AM1)

R45.00

Bastet is the Egyptian goddess of the home, domesticity, women’s secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth.

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Bastet is the Egyptian goddess of the home, domesticity, women’s secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth. She was the daughter of the sun god Ra and is associated with the concept of the Eye of Ra (the all-seeing eye) and the Distant Goddess (a female deity who leaves Ra and returns to bring transformation).

Bastet was also considered as the goddess of sensual pleasures, protector of the household, bringer of health, as well as the guardian saint of firefighters. She was the original mistress of multi-tasking. Today, she is widely known as the “Cat Goddess.”

The Egyptian goddess Bastet also reminds us of all that is feline and feminine.  Her gifts, very cat-like, include the refusal to be at everyone’s beck and call and an insistence on the freedom of expression. Her teaching is to stay calm and never waste excess energy, reminding us to enjoy in beauty, hedonism, and to conquer the graceful movement.

In regions where her worship was especially popular, there are some bronze statuettes of her found there. At first, she is considered as the goddess of the home, and later became a goddess of war.