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The Egyptian and The Cat

August 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Cat Jewelry

The first Egyptian feline goddess was Mafdet
depicted in Pyramid text as killing a snake with her claws.  Cats were regarded as manifestations of the  goddess Bast The Egyptian Cat goddess had many roles, including the goddess of  fertility, the moon and also protector of all cats. She was referred to as  Bastet when in full cat form, as opposed to the representation of Bast as a  beautiful girl with the body of a human and the head of a cat. In Egyptian  mythology, she had many conflicting relationships with fellow gods and  goddesses.  The Egyptian’s were probably  the first culture to adorn themselves with luxurious cat jewelry in reconciliation of their favorite Bastet Goddess.


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