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  • 05 16, 2023

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There is a much difference between the Sekhmt god and the Bastet god they have the same represented form but with a different mission so the lovely Bastet goddess of pity and mercy but Sekhmet is the goddess of war and power.

Bastet according to the ancient Egyptian religion is Atum`s wife and  She also worshiped "Bastet" in Upper Egypt, where she was likened to or represented by the goddess "Death", the wife of "Amun" in "Thebes".

She was also worshiped in Memphis, and she bore the title (Our Lady of Ankh Tawi) since the Old Kingdom. Her worship extended to Dendara, which was known as (Bubasta Upper Egypt). Her worship also extended to "Thebes", "Heliopolis", "Bani Hassan" and "Nubia".

Likewise, it was said about Hathor: "She was so sick of anger and abstained when she was happy." Since the Middle Kingdom, Bastet was considered the calming face of the goddess Sekhmet, or the calming eye of Ra, as opposed to the powerful Eye of Ra (Sekhmet) in the myth of human destruction.

The relationship between Bastet and Hathor
The gods also had a relationship with the gods Hathor, each of the gods of fun, and Bastet sometimes represented the delegation of her hand rattling in the form of the head of Hathor, and the worship of the gods Bastet merged with the worship of the deities of Hathor in the era of the Old Kingdom, as the gods depicted Hathor on the walls of the temple of King Bibi I (the family) Sixth),

then Hathor appeared standing next to King Bibi the First, and it seems that this king was interested in worshiping the gods Hathor in the area of ​​Basta, next to her main idol, the gods Bastet, and the gods were depicted on a stone found in the cabin of the aforementioned temple, and it can be considered a metaphor for this. The inscription to the local deities Bastet.

The god Hathor was famous for being Sekhm when she was angry, and she used to be calm and cheerful, and there was a similarity between the feast of the gods Bastet and the feast of the goddess Hathor, which was called:

The Feast of Resurrection. Just as the gods Bastet merged with the gods, Hathor, since the era of the Old Kingdom, as we have already indicated, the gods took the status of the gods to Hathor from the Middle Kingdom era, to merge with the gods Bastet, so the worship of the gods Bastet was linked to the worship of the god's Death in Thebes, so the gods were called Bastet:

the gods are death Bastet, and represented while placing on her head the feathers of the god Shu and two horns between them, the sun disk.

As for the husband of the gods, the death of Bastet, he is the goddess Ra Atum, my sister, Hur, who was represented in the form of a falcon whose head is crowned by the goddess Shu, and the connection of the gods Bastet with the gods died to regard the god Khonsu, the moon god, the son of the gods, death, a father of the goddess Bastet, and the appearance of the gods was associated with Bastet.
In the presence of the birth room, the ancient Egyptians believed that Bastet helped women to conceive children, while the god Khonsu helped the fetus to grow in the mother's womb. 

 

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Bastet was an ancient Egyptian goddess associated with home, fertility, protection, and the sun. She was often depicted as a lioness or a domestic cat. In Egyptian mythology, she was considered a protective deity and defender against evil spirits.

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