Bast Photo: BFFs? Sure!
The ancient Egyptians used to make little amulets shaped like scarab beetles and put magic spells on them to get the gods' attention. This one says: "May I be a favorite of Bast." Sure, keep bringing me catnip and we'll be BFFs! [Drawing of an inscription from a Late Period wish scarab, ca. 664-405BCE.] Public domain.