Bast (Also known as Bastet) A Goddess of many things, including dance, reproduction, music, the household, protection and good luck. She is pictured here in her cat form. She was also depicted as a woman with a cat's head. Her earliest depictions show her with the head of a lioness or sometimes a fierce desert cat. Her cult center was at Bubastis (Per-Bast in Egyptian). She is sometimes associated the goddesses Isis and Sekhmet. Egyptians were very fond of the domestic cat. In fact, a person found guilty of killing a cat was sentenced to death. Also, when a cat died, its family shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning. Other Gods External Link Per-Bast The Domain of Bast ©2006 Fruit of the Nile. All Rights Reserved.