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Bast (Bastet, Pasch, Ubasti, Ba en Aset) is the Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) Goddess of cats, dawn, civilization, home, bounty, plenty, enlightenment, art, music, dance, creation, birth, fertility, sex, physical pleasure, lesbians, truth, hemp, marijuana, drugs, the Moon, and the rising Sun.
Kemetic names: Bast, Bastet, Pasch, Ubasti, Ba en Aset (N.B. In addition to native variations by locality or over time, there are often several possible transliterations into the Roman alphabet used for English.)
Greek names: Artemis, Kore Artemis
Bast is a Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) Goddess.
Although Bast originated in ancient Egypt, this goddess was worshipped in a lot of other cultures, including the Greek, Roman (where she was the second most popular goddess among women, after Isis), Germanic, and others. The information on this web page combines variations of Bast from many different cultures, not just the original. FOR a presentation that sticks to the ancient Egyptian original, try www.per-bast.org.
Ta-Mera is one of several native names for the Two Lands of the Nile.
In ancient artwork, Bast is typically shown as a beautiful girl with the head of a cat. She is commonly shown with black, white, yellow, or glowing skin. Sometimes She is shown as a light-skinned European girl with long blonde hair and bright blue eyes. She is often shown as fully cat.
Bastet is the name of Bast when She is in fully cat form.
Pasch is recorded in extremely ancient documents as being an older version of Her name. We get the modern English word passion from Pasch.
Bast is an extremely ancient Goddess, long predating writing. She had many, sometimes contradictory, roles. NB: not all of the following was believed simultaneously. Beliefs about Bast evolved over thousands of years and the views under the Old Kingdom were significantly different than the Greco-Roman views, not to mention a wide variety of modern variations.
Bast is the Goddess of cats (see Commemorating the passing of Kitty Cat).
Bast is the Goddess of the rising sun.
Bast is the Goddess of enlightenment.
Bast is the Goddess of truth.
Bast is the Goddess of lesbians.
Bast is the Goddess of civilization, bounty, and plenty.
Bast is the Goddess of the household and protector of the home.
Bast is the enlightened Maiden of the Triple Goddess.
Bast is the Goddess of Goddess of creation.
Bast is the Goddess of sex, fertility, and birth.
Bast is the Goddess of physical pleasures.
Bast is the Goddess of bountiful positive energy.
Bast is the Goddess of music, dance, and the arts. The priestesses of Bast were known for their erotic dance ritual, the forerunner of modern erotic dance and stripping.
Bast is the Goddess of hemp and marijuana.
Bast is the Goddess of the moon and possessor of the Utchat, the Eye of Her twin brother Heru Sa Aset [Horus].
Daughter of Mwt [also Mut] and Amun [also Amon or Amen].
Daughter of Asar [Osiris] and Aset [Isis] and twin sister of Heru Sa Aset [Horus].
Daughter of Ra [also Re] and sister of Djehuti [Thoth], Sekhmet, Seshat, Het Heret [Hathor], and Maat.
Twin sister of Sekhmet and creators/destroyers of time and space.
Sexual partner of every God and Goddess.
Wife of Ptah.
Wife of Ra [also Re].
Wife of Heru [Horus].
Associated by the Greeks with Artemis, that is, the Greeks believed that Bast and Artemis were the same Goddess.
Considered by the Greeks to be the same Goddess as the Roman Diana.
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Bast Her holy city Bubastis possessed Egypts greatest temple. She is depicted enthroned as the cat-headed incarnation of Isis, or alternately as the seated Sacred Cat. Related to Neith, the Night Goddess, Bast symbolized the moon in its function of making a woman fruitful, with swelling womb. She was also the Egyptian goddess of pleasure, music, dancing and joy. JBL Statues
Monday: Bast is associated with Monday.
March: Bast is associated with March.
Ostara: Wiccan holy day. Ostara is one of the eight Sabbats of the Wiccan religions. Ostara is the Germanic version of Bast. Celebrated on
April: Bast is associated with April.
Sagittarius Festival: Greek holy day. Sagittarius Festival, dedicated to Artemis/Diana, whom the Greeks considered to be the same Goddess as Bast. Celebrated on
Feast of Sekhmet and Bast: Dedicated to Sekhmet and Bast. Forerunner of Halloween. Celebrated on
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Bast rising over the desert
Bast as Goddess of rising sun, cats, and marijuana
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