Given Name BAST

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: BAHST (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "fire, heat" or "ointment jar" in Egyptian. In Egyptian mythology Bast was a goddess of cats, fertility and the sun who was considered a protector of Lower Egypt. She was often depicted with the head of a lioness or a house cat. As her role in the Egyptian pantheon diminished, she was called Bastet.


animals, defence, felines, fertility deities, fire, goddesses, light, mother goddesses, mythology, nature, sun, uncertain etymology