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Bast

Bast

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Bast

Ever wondered why your cat expects you to treat her like a goddess? Might be because she knows Bast. In ancient Egypt, this purr-fect goddess ruled houses and temples alike. As a cat-headed goddess, Bast rules over joy, passion, pleasure, and happiness; but she also has a scary, lion-headed form with which she goes to war with the pharaohs. Watch your back with this one.

Basic Information

NameBast
NicknameLady of Bubastis, Mistress of Cats, The Northern Hathor, Catwoman
SexFemale
Current cityBubastis

Work & Education

OccupationI'm a cat. That's all I need to be.
EducationWho needs school when you have a warm sunbeam?

Beliefs

Political viewsMonarchist

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsI like to think of Ra as my Father, but I'm not sure if he really is. Some people say I'm the firstborn daughter of Atum, who is Ra's father. Does that make us sister and brother? Never met my mom, either.
SiblingsNone
ChildrenAll the cats of the world, everywhere, are my children. Some people say that Ma'ahes (Mihos) is my son, but really he's the son of Sekhmet. We get mistaken for each other a lot.
FriendsHathor, Sekhmet, Nefertem, Ra
EnemiesAll Pharaoh's enemies are my enemies.

Relationships

Relationship statusWho needs them?
Interested inMyself

Favorites

Quotations"If man could be crossed with cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat."
– Mark Twain

"Cats are nice."
– Death, in Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."
– Abraham Lincoln

"If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?"
– Steven Wright

"Beware of people who dislike cats."
– Irish proverb
BooksThe Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
This is what happens when you mess with my kids.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Aslan is one of my favorite lions.
Maus by Art Spiegelman
I do feel I have to point out that the cats here are allegory.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll 
Maybe, just maybe, I influenced the Cheshire Cat. A little….
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
All this drama! Good thing I have fur on my face; it hides my happy tears.
Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics by Heather Busch and Burton Silver
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Sometimes fun means breaking the rules.
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
If you like these poems, try their modern version, Cats, which Andrew Lloyd Webber made into a musical!
How 2 Be Awsum: A LOLcat Guide 2 Life by icanhascheezburger.com 
Why don't these cats know how to spell?
MusicThe Humpty Dance by Digital Underground 
It's your chance to do the hump! I am a goddess of passion and joy, after all. Do your dance! It doesn't matter if you look silly.
1 2 3 4 by Feist
Do you know who you are?
Walk this Way by Run-DMC & Aerosmith 
Wait: guitars AND funky rap? Oh, I like this.
Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel
Hey! What's wrong with cougars?
Stray Cat Strut by The Stray Cats
I got cat class and I got cat style.
We the Cats Shall Hep Ya by Cab Calloway
They should've called him Cat Calloway. He was gooooood.
The Siamese Cat Song from Lady and the Tramp
These two make the Cat in the Hat look polite! Sheesh.
Meow by Deadmau5 (Skrillex Remix)
If I can dance to it, I like it.
MoviesThe Adventures of Milo and Oti
Not all dogs are mean to cats. Maybe pugs are exceptional?
The Aristocats 
Cats and jazz go well together.
Puss in Boots 
Now I can find out about his lives before Shrek!
The Cat Returns (Neko no Ongaeshi) 
What happens when a girl becomes a cat? You'll see.
My Neighbor Totoro
There are wild and beautiful things in the world, if you pay attention. And if you find my catbus, send it home.
The Princess Bride
I love fairy tales! This is one of the best ones ever.
The Blues Brothers
On a mission from God? Good music, too.
I really like film noir. My favorite of all time is Sunset Boulevard 
TV ShowsRed Dwarf
Cat's looking dangerous!
Tom and Jerry 
I could watch these two all day. Some days, I have!
The Voice
Watching all these people put so much passion into their music is inspiring.
Tutenstein
I love how Luxor usually ends up saving the day.

Activities & Interests

LikesJazz music
Perfume
Chocolate
Kittens
ActivitiesWatching cat videos on YouTube
Smiting Pharaoh's enemies
Ballroom dancing
Pleasure cruises
InterestsAromatherapy
Solar energy
War games and strategy
Precious and semi-precious stones
GroupsAncient Egyptian Gods  
Egyptian Mythology 
Bastet  
Catster 

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