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Bastet - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity
The etymology of the name 'Bastet' can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian language. The word 'bast' means 'devourer' or 'lioness'. In ancient Egyptian mythology, Bastet was often depicted as a lioness or as a woman with the head of a lioness. The name 'Bastet' reflects her fierce and protective nature.
In ancient Egyptian culture, Bastet was highly revered and worshipped as a goddess. She was associated with fertility, protection, and the sun. Bastet was believed to be a guardian deity, protecting the pharaoh and the people of Egypt from evil forces. She was also associated with the domestic sphere and was believed to bring harmony and prosperity to households.