Sterling Silver Bast Charms | Sekhmet Jewelry | Egyptian Cat Goddess Necklace
Overall Charm Size, approx : 14mm x 10mm = ~9/16" tall x 3/8" wide
Metal : Solid .925 Sterling Silver
- Made in the USA
Charm measurements do not include the length of any removable attachments. These will vary some, but a standard jump ring would add about 4mm (~1/8") onto the overall length.
Sold by : Charm
Bast is the Egyptian Goddess and protector of cats, women and children. She is Goddess of the sunrise, love, fertility, birth, music and dance. Bastet is the Goddess of the moon and possessor of the Utchat. The all seeing eye of her brother Horus. Her sacred city is Bubastis, was in lower Egypt (the northern part). Bubastis signifies 'The House of Cats' in ancient Egyptian. Bast feast day is celebrated on October 31. The Egyptians celebrated the feast of Bast with merry making, music, dancing, drinking much like our modern Mardi Gras. Bast is often shown holding a sistrum (a type of rattle), during the celebrating, worshipers shuck a sistrum. Bast has a twin sister name Sekhmet. Together the twin sisters formed the 'Yin Yang' of Egyptian religion. Bastet being the positive force and Sekhmet being the destructive force. Bast is depicted in art many ways, the most common is the body of young woman with the head of a domestic cat. (Her sister, Sekhmet is shown with the head of a lioness). Another popular form of Bast, is her earthly form, a seated cat, when in this form her name changes to Bastet. Bast's sacred color is green.
/ Sekhmet FolkLore - Sekhmet was the lioness-headed goddess of the sun, war, destruction and healing. She is one of the oldest deities and one of the most powerful. Her name may also be spelled as Sakhet, Sekmet, Sachmet, Sakhmet, Sekhet or Sacmis in Greek that translates to 'the Powerful One'. She was the sister and wife of Ptah. She was created by the fire of Ra's eye. Ra created her as a weapon of vengeance to destroy men for their wicked ways and disobedience to him. While she may bring about disease and plague to those who have wronged Her, she is also a master of the art of Medicine as she provides the cure to various ailments she may have brought to man. She was the Patron Goddess of all Healers and Physicians. She is also referred to as The Mighty One of Enchantments, The Mistress and Lady of the Tomb, The Gracious One, and The Destroyer of Rebellion. Sekhmet has a twin sister name Bast | Bastet. Together the twin sisters formed the 'Yin-Yang' of Egyptian religion. Bastet being the creative force and Sekhmet being the destructive force. Sekhmet is the Goddess of the West and Her sacred color is red.
> You can Customize this item into a Egyptian Cat Goddess Bast Necklace -- Choose from : Charm Only or on a Sterling Silver Necklace Chain (see last pic for current chain style). When selecting on SS Chain, your Bastet Necklace will come boxed with care-card & ready to wear or gift.
> This charm can also be converted into a Custom made Sterling Silver Dangling Bast Earring. If you need a pair of them, order 2.