THE ASSIMILATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE CAT GODDESS BAST

If you prefer to listen, scroll down.  The assimilation and evolution of the cat goddess Bast took place gradually over the entire span of the ancient Egyptian kingdom.  The gods and goddesses were continually changing, sharing and combining attributes.   Because of the complexity of the Egyptian pantheon, various theories of the origin of the goddess […]

THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CAT CULT–THE GODDESS BASTET IS BORN

If you want to listen, scroll down.  It took hundreds of years from the first evidence of the cat’s domestication to its being worshipped as a goddess during the Middle Kingdom reign of Mentuhotep III.  For the cat, being a pet and being worshipped were not mutually exclusive.  The ancient Egyptians had cats as household […]

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