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Bastet is the goddess of fun, happiness and comfort in ancient Egypt. The was the center of worship is Bobasith near Zagazig in the Nile Delta, which is now the city of Tel Basta ..The goddess portrayed Bobastt in the form of a woman has a cat head and stuck in a hands tool issued the voice of the goddess Hathor On the other hand carrying a basket. As portrayed in some cases in the form of a cat.
In the story of Noah, peace be upon him that what happened mouse drilling ship, Almighty God revealed to Noah, peace be upon him: that went between the lion's eyes, went out of his nose Senor,, Snorh eat mouse.
And because the onset of "Bastet" in Egyptian sources to the early dynastic period, where he found some pots that record the name of the goddess "Bastet" in the regions of "Saqqara" and "Abydos".
Moderate and emerged as a mother and educator of the king in the Pyramid Texts .. Also been associated with the supply of the deceased protected in "texts coffins" of the Middle Kingdom. However, the fierce nature has existed like most goddesses in the form of the lioness. Moderate and emerged as a mother and educator of the king in the Pyramid Texts .. Also been associated with the supply of the deceased protected in "texts coffins" of the Middle Kingdom. However, the fierce nature has existed like most goddesses in the form of the lioness.
Having considered the daughter Lra and "Eye of Ra". Also were associated with the moon, as "Eye of the Moon".And has been its relationship with Idol "Ra" continuously, even when conceived in the form of a cat; therefore known as (a snapshot of "Ra", which destroy the serpent enemy of the sun god (.
Its name is derived from the name of the city (Bassett Bast) (Bobasits Bubastis in Greek), a faith center in the region eighteenth of Lower Egypt, and more likely to fauna Bible was not originally a cat but the lioness.
It has given "Bastet" many titles, including: (Lady of the Two Lands, Lady of lords, and Our Lady of the sky, and was named "Ra" peaceful, and appointed Atum). As nicknamed (Lady "Basta") linked to the place of worship, a title which has been be at the texts until the end of ancient Egyptian history.
Depicting the goddess "Bastet" usually in the form of female lion (lioness) sitting, or in the form of human figures with a feminine lioness or cat. She also appeared on some Alhqavat of the second family in the form of a woman with a lioness.
You are the city "Bobsth" or "Tel Basta" is the main seat of worship Balzqaig; where she was a member of Trinity consisting of (Atum, Bastet, Mai sensory)., But it gained great importance and spread widely worshiped across different historical antiquity. What was left of the temple in "Tel Basta" only a few remnants.
Egyptians took the cat symbol of the goddess "Bastet", and the symbol of also Adamic Authority for lady with a cat. Compare it to the Greeks their gods "Artemis".
Also worshiped "Bastet" in Upper Egypt, where likened or represented Barabh "death" wife "Amon" in "good." Also worshiped in "Memphis", and carried there title (lady Ankh-Tawi) since the old state. The cult spread to "Dandara" known as the (Bobasith Upper Egypt), also extended worship to "good", and "Heliopolis", and "Bani Hassan," and "heart".
Have been linked to "Bastet" cat since the Middle Kingdom, and become a head cat during the era of the modern state. And sometimes depicted holding (Asalasl) in her hand. Has implemented a lot of amulets and figurines of this goddess in the cat during later times. And was sometimes portrayed in the form of a cat complete and the slaughter of the snake "Apophis" sharp knife attachment in her hand.
Relationship triad Tel Basta
Summed up the relationship Gods Bastet in the Trinity as mother of the god Mahsy and wife of the god Atum in the opinion of both Labib Habashi and Glyongji, while see Otto, that the gods Bastet is the daughter of Athom and Budge opinion other about Trinity City Bobsth since he sees as well as Broujh that this Trinity consisting of: the gods Bastet, and her husband, the god Osiris, and their son Horgno is a form of the god Horus and offset Nefertum at Memphis, and here we see evidence of the worship of the goddess Bastet in Memphis and we saw through her title Our Lady of Ankh-Tawi.
The worshiped Bastet in Dandara (Bobsth south) as has the presumption of Atum. According to another legend on the walls of the Temple of Edfu embodies the spirit of Isis and they call it "Eye of Ra", or "Eye of Atum." In Dendera worshiped as has been said about the "Mother of God Dhuras Assad dual Mahsy Lord Avrodettoboles holy Alschm which dwells in Bastet Bdndrh temple.
Bastet relationship gods Sekhmet
Of the goddess Bastet clear relationship gods Sekhmet despite contradictory qualities of each Valalhh Sekhmet suggest panic and fear is defined as the gods of war and destruction, while the gods Bastet represents gentleness and compassion and mercy.
The Egyptians felt this difference They were talking about Bastet like someone approachable and Sekhmet like someone scary. According to Armand motivator that the similarity between the gods Sekhmet and the gods Bastet is a similarity in physical appearance and not similarity in characteristics and similarities outside is that the gods Bastet represent sometimes in the same image gods Sekhmet The recipes each is different and then nicknamed Bastet Balmahbubh, while Sagpt Sekhmet Palmkhifah. Francois Dumas believes that the gods Bastet which represents gentleness can turn in a moment to Sekhmet terrible bloodthirsty.
Sekhmet also is a solar deity, sometimes called the daughter of the sun god Ra and often associated with the goddesses Hathor and Bast. She bears the solar disk and the uraeus which associates her with Wadjet and royalty. With these associations she can be construed as being a divine arbiter of the goddess Ma'at (Justice, or Order) in the Judgment Hall of Osiris, associating her with the Wedjat (later the Eye of Ra), and connecting her with Tefnut as well.
This was confirmed by the various texts in the teachings of Sanb Ip Ra (Amenemhat I) we read that "the god Khnum manufacturer both objects and creator who creates all people, a Bastet that protect earths and respected survived helped him, but gods Sekhmet those who exceed the command.
As was said about Hathor: "it Sekhmet in anger and Bastet when the joy." Since the Middle Kingdom Bastet was considered facial relaxer of the goddess Sekhmet or she soothing eye of Ra, in exchange for the powerful eye of Ra (Sekhmet) in the myth of destruction of human beings.
One manifestation of the link between Alalehtan Bastet and Sekhmet as well, that each may worshiped in the home worship other, so it was not strange having priests مطهرين linked worshiping gods Sekhmet in the Tel Basta, and the presence of some individuals who revere these gods in Tel Basta, reflecting the close relationship The good between Alalehtan. It was not strange also be of the goddess Bastet a prominent place in Memphis is home main gods Sekhmet as wife of the god Ptah idol main Memphis and have been united name Alalehtan sometimes as evidenced by the gate cemetery called "Erwi" found in Tel Basta , where the name has emerged Alalehtan as follows: (Sekhmet Bastet).
The relationship between Bastet and Hathor
The gods Bastet relationship also gods Hathor each of which gods for fun, was Bastet, sometimes representing delegation hand Mchkchkh shaped head of Hathor, and has merged gods Bastet with gods Hathor in the Old Kingdom, depicted as gods Hathor on the walls of the Temple of King Baby I (family sixth), which showed Hathor and parked beside King Baby first, and it seems that this King has cared worshiping gods Hathor in the Tel Basta next Mabodtha main gods Bastet, has been portrayed by the gods on a stone found in the cabin temple above, and can be considered a metaphor refers in this etching to local gods Bastet. I have known the gods Hathor as Sekhmet when angry, and Bastet when to be quiet and cheerful, as there was a similarity between the festival gods Bastet and feast your gods Hathor, who was called: Holiday Alnchorh Alanhora. As merged gods Bastet with gods Hathor since the Old Kingdom as noted above, has taken the gods die standing gods Hathor since the Middle Kingdom, to merge in turn with the gods Bastet, Vartbtt gods Bastet worship the gods of death in Thebes, became known as gods Bastet: Gods death Bastet, were represented, put on her head feathers god Shaw and two centuries between them the sun disk between them.
The pair Gods death Bastet is Alelhamon Ra Atum Khepri Poplar sister, who represented in the form of Saqr topped crown of the head god Shaw, has a link gods Bastet gods death to be considered god Khonsu the moon god son of the gods die, COC of the goddess Bastet, too, and have been associated with the emergence of the gods Bastet the existence of the delivery room for the ancient Egyptians believed that's Bastet help women to have children while the god Khonsu helping fetal growth in the womb
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