Bastet Goddess of cats
Bastet was the Goddess of cats. Bastet only had one parent, which was Ra, God of the sun. Bastet had 3 siblings, Shu, God of the wind, Tefnut, Goddess of moisture and Sekhmet, Goddess of medicine.
Bastet had one son, Maahes, God of war.
Bastet was very popular in Ancient Egypt, statues and temples were made for her. Bubastis, a city named after Baset was even the capital city of Egypt for a while! Bastet was the second most popular Goddess after Isis.
Now, why not try some questions about what you have learned reading this.
1. Who was the Goddess of cats?
2. Who was Bastet’s only parent?
3. Who was Bastet’s son?
4. What was the name of the city named after Bastet?
5. Who was the most popular Goddess?