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’Girl with lotus flowers in Menna's tomb at Luxor.’ A young girl carrying lotus flowers and the ducks that her father Menna has caught while hunting in a papyrus swamp. Menna was an 18th dynasty inspector of estates and overseer of harvests and his tomb (TT 69) can be found in the Sheikh Abd el Qurnah Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor, one of the "Tombs of the Nobles". End of the reign of Thutmosis IV - beginning of the reign of Amenhotep III. (14th c. BCE) Photo Mick Palarczyk and Paul…


Black Cat - Opus 3

Black Cat. Bastet (or Bast) is a feline goddess of ancient Egyptian religion. Bastet began as a Lioness Goddess, and Gradually became a Cat Goddess. One myth relates that a lioness, fiery and wrathful, was once cooled down by the water of the lake, transformed into a gentle cat and settled in a temple. Her father is Sun, her Mother is the Moon.

from The Atlantic

Gruesome Attacks on Egyptian Women Spawn Helmeted, Volunteer Protectors

Soraya Bahgat, founder of Tahrir Bodyguard, on sexual assault and the future of women's rights in Egypt.


Feast of Sekhmet - December 31, 2014

Bast, an Egyptian Goddess ~ The famous cat Goddess, she protected pregnant woman and children. Bast was a very sensual Goddess who enjoyed music, dance and perfume.

from John Beckett

The Temple of Isis

Pompeii. Isis Statue | Temple of Isis. Isis (Ancient Greek: Ἶσις, original Egyptian pronunciation more likely "Aset" or "Iset") is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic.