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Goddess Symbols:
Bast

 
     

Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of Bast


Goddess symbols, individualized for each goddess, were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses, were often worn as jewelry, and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

Bast's goddess symbols are often those associated with her beloved cats. It is not surprising that many of our icons representing playfulness and spontaneity and a feline regal nature are derived from the ancient goddess symbols of the goddess Bast. 

 

goddess symbols Bast

 

General:  
Cats, rising sun, utchat (the "All-Seeing Eye"), pottery jars as perfume holders, parades (and floats), castanets and rattles (as musical instruments), beer, music and dance

 

Animals:
Domestic cats, lions

 

Plants:  
Cattails and other reeds, yew, cypress, mint (especially catmint),  barley, and hemp

 

Perfumes/Scents:  
Musk, cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, hemp, catnip, vervain, sandalwood, geranium, and lavender

 

Gems and Metals:  
Cat's eye, Sunstone, Agate, Jasper,  
Lapis Lazuli, and Pyrite

Colors:  
Black, gold, red, turqouise, clay,and silver

 

Be sure to read the stories and see the  goddess symbols that follow them.

 

Goddess Quiz: Bast

Learn about the recent discovery of a new temple
 honoring the
Egyptian cat goddess Bast.

Read the Stories of the Goddesses         

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