Bastet or Bast is the Egyptian Cat headed deity. She was originally depicted as a Lioness headed Deity, like Sekhmet. Daughter of Ra, she became the Eye of Ra.

She is the Goddess of:

  • Fertility
  • Childbirth
  • The Home
  • Cats
  • Protector of Mothers and infants
  • Protector from evil spirits and disease
  • Perfume
  • Joyful dancing



  • Cinnamon
  • Vervain
  • Catnip
  • Mint
  • Hemp
  • Frankincense 
  • Myrrh
  • Sandalwood

Symbols of Bastet:

  • Cats
  • Lioness
  • Solar disk
  • Sistrum (Egyptian musical instrument)
  • Ointment or perfume jar


  • Planet: Sun and later included the Moon
  • Colours: Black, gold, red, turquoise
  • Crystals: Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli, Sunstone, Cats Eye