The image of the Cat Goddess is powerful and has endured through countless cultures and hundred of thousands of years. 

Ancient Kemetic gods and goddesses usually wore masks in the shape of birds (ascension) and cats or lions. Most of the masks were metaphors for creation, destruction or rebirth. as our consciousness moves from one reality, experience, to another. There is only one soul behind the creation of these mythological gods and goddesses,  who can be found in the creational legends of all cultures.

In ancient Kemetic mythology – the Lion or Cat represented Creation,  Lioness, Sphinx. her male counterpart, Leo, who has supposedly been in power since the Age of Leo, approximately 13,000 years ago.


The Goddess Bast – Bast is the Kemetic Goddess and protector of cats, women and children. She is Goddess of sunrise. Her goddess duty changed over the years, but, she is also known as a goddess of love, fertility, birth, music and dance. Bastet is a cat-headed goddess, a local deity of the delta. Cats were sacred to Bast as a symbol of animal passion. Bast’s devotees celebrated their lady with processions of flower-laden barges and orgiastic ceremonies. Her festivals were licentious and quite popular.

Bast the Kemetic Goddess and protector of cats, women and children. Goddess of sunrise. Cats were sacred to Bast as a symbol of animal passion. Bast’s devotees celebrated their lady with processions of flower-laden barges and orgiastic ceremonies.


The Goddess Mafdet – This Goddess prevails over snakes and scorpions. She is probably one of the earliest feline deities and was either a cheetah, a lynx or a leopard. She was described as having plaited hair, which was said to represent the linked bodies of the scorpions she killed. As of yet, we know little of Mafdet, other than what we’ve learned subjectively through visualizations. Her name has been said to mean ‘runner’, which does suggest a link with the cheetah, the fastest of felines.

The Goddess Mafdet prevails over snakes and scorpions.. She was described as having plaited hair, which was said to represent the linked bodies of the scorpions she killed. Her name has been said to mean ‘runner’, which does suggest a link with the cheetah, the fastest of felines.

The Goddess Mut – A widely-worshipped mother Goddess, Mut is yet another deity who can have a fully human or lioness-headed form. She was the consort of Amun-Ra and the mother of the moon god, Khonsu. Apart from the cat and the lion, her other sacred animal was the vulture.

The Goddess Mut – A widely-worshipped mother Goddess, Mut can have a fully human or lioness-headed form. She was the consort of Amun-Ra and the mother of the moon god, Khonsu.

The Goddess Neith most often seen as a fully human woman, holding a bow and arrows. However, she did have a lioness-headed aspect. Neith is unusual in that she has a androgynous aspect, in that she was supposed to have self-generated and to have both male and female elements in her nature.

The Goddess Pakhet – A lioness-headed goddess, Pakhet is virtually unknown in comparison to Bast and Sekhmet, but she was a major goddess in her own right. As Bast’s region was Lower Kemet and Sekhmet’s Upper Kemet, Pakhet was worshipped in Middle Kemet, and had a temple which was cut out of the solid rock near the modern day village of Beni Hasan in the eastern desert. Like Sekhmet, she was seen as something of a ferocious Goddess, for her name means ‘the tearer’ or ‘she who snatches’.

The Goddess Pakhet –  was worshipped in Middle Kemet, and had a temple which was cut out of the solid rock near the modern day village of Beni Hasan in the eastern desert. a ferocious Goddess, her name means ‘the tearer’ or ‘she who snatches’.

The Goddess Sekhmet – A lion-headed goddess of war and battle of Memphis. She is the power that protects the good and annihilates the wicked. Sekhmet is the wrathful form of Hathor (goddess of joy, music, dance, sexual love, pregnancy and birth). With leonine head, female human body and the strength of her father, she is the noontime sun – intense blinding heat. Sekhmet is the triad goddess of Memphis with her husband Ptah, god of arts and crafts. Nefertum was their son and the third member of the triad. Ptah is the creative potter-god who shaped the world and heavens assisted by the seven wise worker-dwarfs of Khnemu.

The Goddess Sekhmetgoddess of war and battle of Memphis. She is the power that protects the good and annihilates the wicked. Sekhmet is the wrathful form of Hathor goddess of joy, music, dance, sexual love, pregnancy and birth. 

The Goddess Tefnut – Tefnut, along with her twin brother Shu, were the first Gods to be created by Atum or Ra. Tefnut personified moisture, and Shu personified the sky. They had two children, Geb, the earth, and Nut, the sky. In this way, air and moisture, earth and sky were created in sequence. Once these elements came together the physical world came into being. Tefnut is often depicted in human form but also has a lioness-headed aspect. Like Sekhmet, Bast and Hathor, she is known as an Eye of Ra.

Asherah was an ancient Semitic goddess who is even mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible. She was also known as Qadesh, depending on time and region, and is sometimes depicted standing on the back of a lion.

Two of the most sacred Hindu goddess are Durga and Parvati, both of whom share a connection with large cats. Durga, the feminine representation of the positive divine energy in the universe, rides a lion into battle. Sometimes she’s shown riding on the back of a tiger, though some sources say this is incorrect. Shiva’s wife is Parvati, the goddess of beauty and love, whose mount is also a lion.

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