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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.BAHS-tet English
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Meaning & History

Variant of BAST. This form of the name, a diminutive, was given to her after the similar goddess Sekhmet (protector of Upper Egypt) became more important.

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animals, defence, diminutives, Egyptian mythology, felines, fertility deities, fire, goddesses, light, lions, mother goddesses, mythology, nature, solar deities, sun, uncertain etymology
Entry updated October 30, 2011   Contribute