Coolest name ever!
Pretty awesome.
Being a huge cat lover, I have a soft spot for this name. While it's not particularly pretty, it's got a grace and independence to it, the kind that comes with being a cat, ha ha. I wouldn't name a child Bastet, but seeing this mythical goddess used more in stories would be nice.
This is the name of my cat, but we usually call her Bastie. I didn't know that it means 'fire' before, it really fits her personality.
Her sister Sechmet had a lioness head, not Bastet. Sechmet (or Sachmet) was the goddess of war. Bastet was her direct opposite.
Sounds too much like 'bastard' if you don't say it clearly.
Bast is actually the original version of the name, and Bastet the variant. the "et" ending was added by scholars later to emphasize the feminine aspect and to ensure pronunciation of the "t" at the end. (By the way, when I say original, I'm not sure if it's the Egyptian name or not like Anubis/Anpu but I know it came before Bastet.)
Was also the Goddess of healing and pleasure. I think it's a beautiful name, but I don't like the fact that it has a similar pronunciation with the word "busted".
The name of Bastet is written with a Perfum Bottle and two female t's. Her actually name means Lady Perfume.
• Mistress of the Sistrum
• Lady of Flame
• Eye of Ra
• The Feline One of Women
• She of the Bast [ointment jar]
Goddess of:
• Sun
• Fertility
• Moon
• Joy
• Music
• Sensuality
• Dance
• Warmth
• Pregnant women
Worshipped in Egypt, and Bubastis was the cult center. Associated with Pakhet, Hathor, Mut, Artemis, Sekhmet, Mut Nit; Isis/Osiris were her parents; Horus was her brother; Anubis, Horus of the Ointments, and Nefertem were her sons.
She was depicted as a woman with a feline head or with a lioness head or as a desert wildcat, killing poisonous snakes with her claws; often dressed in green; sometimes shown holding a sistrum, the symbol of music; mummified cats were offered to her; her name has existed for nearly five millennia; a deity who defended the pharaoh and the people from disease and destruction.
Actually, Anubis wasn't her son, he was her husband.
Bastet could mean 'Devouring Lady', from the ancient Egyptian verb 'bas' - to devour or consume, and the feminine ending 'et'.

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