As a sun goddess she represents the warm, life giving power of the sun. Like a cat, she was admired for her agility and strength. Represented as a woman with the head of a domesticated cat,
also known as Bast. To please her, her devotees consecrated statues of the cat in large numbers. When a cat died it was considered to be an act of great merit to provide for its funeral. The chief festivals of the goddess Bast were celebrated in the months of April and May.
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