Also called ‘The Little Cat’, the cat-headed goddess of fertility & fire, the consort of Ra, the mother of Mihos, and the Queen of Bubastis, in some tales she was regarded as the daughter of Ra, in other tales she merged with that of Sakhmet, the lioness. Bast was also known as Pasht, and gave birth to a son called Bubastis and named the settlement after his birthplace.
The Great Cat, holder of the Eye of Ra, The Lady Of The West, the goddess of war & fire, the goddess of Memphis, the daughter of Ra, the wife and consort of Ptah and the mother of Imhotep & Nefertem.
Sakhmet is sometimes regarded as an aspect of Hathor and in this role she ravages men’s souls with the potent liquid of Khakadi Ale, she was rescued by Ashur from a herd of rampaging gazelles, she became Ashur’s consort and taking the mortal name of Mekhit.
In some tales she merges with Bast & the vulture-goddess Mut, but later she became the consort of Seker, she is depicted with the human body of a woman with the head of a lioness.
Am-Khent : Bubastis was an Ancient Egyptian City, Bubastis served as the capital of the ancient Nome-Sepat of Am-Khent, the 18th Nome-Sepat of Lower Egypt, Bubastis was situated South-West of Tanis, upon the Eastern side of The Pelusiac Branch of the tree-like Nile, as the waters empty themselves into the Mediterranean.
Bubastis was the principle depository for mummified cats honouring the Goddess Bast, the Nome-Sepat of Bubastis was allotted to the Calasirian Division of the Egyptian War-Caste to protect the Lands of Bast.
It became the Royal Residence after Pharaoh Shoshenq I, the first ruler and founder of the 22nd Dynasty, became Pharaoh in 943BCE, Bubastis was at it height during the 23rd Dynasty, but it declined after the conquest of Cambyses II in 525BCE.