The Egyptian Goddess Bastet: Her Connection to Cats and Representation in Anime

Who is Bastet? Bastet is an ancient Egyptian Goddess, worshiped for being a fierce warrior and gentle protector. She was originally depicted as a lioness, or woman with a lion’s head. Throughout many dynasties, her image evolved into that of the domesticated cat. Most believe this was in tandem with the domestication of cats. Thought …

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