Bastet Cat statues/paintings of Bastet cats - Cats were considered to be sacred beings by the ancient Egyptians because they were believed to personify the goddess Bastet.
Cats: You may see cats in Egyptian tattoos because the Egyptian goddess of the moon, Bastet, is a cat.
You can find busts of everyone from Cleopatra and Nefertiti to Bastet cats and the sun god Ra.
Bastet: An ancient feline goddess, Bastet symbolizes grace, affection, cunning and power.
Bastet the cat goddess holds a particular fascination for cat lovers across the globe.
Bastet was thought to be daughter or Ra and the goddess of pleasure and motherhood.
See Bastet, Histoire de la vale et de la principaute d'Orange (Orange 1856).