Bast - The Cat Goddess Many of you are probably familiar with Bast, the Egyptian Feline Goddess. You may also know her by Bastet, Pasch, Ubasti, Ba en, Aset, Ishtar among many other names of this beautiful Goddess. She is known as the Goddess of protection, passion, fire, fertility, dance and music. Ancient Egyptians often worshipped cats as deities and Bast was one of the most popular ones.
13th century (mid-1240 - 1250) France - Paris Morgan Library Ms M. 638 - Morgan Bible AKA Maciejowski Bible fol. 42v - David weds Batsheba http://www.themorgan.org/collections/swf/exhibOnline.asp?id=200