Sterling Bailed Egyptian Cat Goddess Pentacle Pendants
Overall Bailed Size : 24mm x 12mm = ~1" x 1/2" diameter
Metal : .925 - Solid Sterling Silver
Hand-Made in the USA
Sold by : Pendant
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 scared 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 Marti 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 Bast Pentacle Necklace -- Choose from : Pendant Only, Pendant on a Plain Black 24-inch Waxed Cotton Cord, or Pendant on a Silver Plated 18-inch Necklace Chain. If you need a Sterling Silver Necklace, please see our Chains section.
> Because we are the manufacturer, if you need more Pendants than we currently have available, please feel free to contact us to arrange for a custom-casting session.