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Who was Bast: Protectress of the Pharaoh

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By Morningbird

Bast, also B’sst, Baast, Ubaste, Baset, Bastet, was a cat-headed protectress of the Pharaoh. She was usually seen as gentle but would rise up lion-headed and ready for battle if the Pharaoh was threatened. She was offered sacrifices of cats and of images of cats.

Bast is the daughter of Ra.

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