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Egyptian Bastet – Egyptian Art

Ancient Egyptian Art - Bastet Statue
Ancient Egyptian Art – Egyptian Bastet Statue

Bastet was usually seen as a gentle protective goddess. However, she sometimes appeared with the head of a lioness to protect the king in battle. Bastet symbolized the moon in its function of making a woman fruitful, with swelling womb. She was also the Egyptian Goddess of pleasure, music, dancing and joy, and associated with the Eye of Ra, acting as the instrument of the Sun God’s vengeance. In Egypt the Bastet is an ancient solar and war goddess.

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