Fragrance Blend: Indonesian Patchouli, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, & Oatmeal Cookies
Deity Inspiration: Bast was the ancient Egyptian goddess of protection and cats. She was the warrior daughter and defender of Ra, who sent her to fight his archenemy Apep. As protectress, she was seen as defender of the pharaoh, after [[Sekhet], the lioness and consequently of the chief god, Ra. She was worshiped at least since the Second Dynasty in Ancient Egypt. Originally she was seen as the protector goddess of Lower Egypt, and therefore her image was a fierce lion. Her name means (female) devourer. In later times Bast became the goddess of protection and blessing,and was the protectress of women, children, and domestic cats. She was the goddess of sunrise, music, dance, and pleasure as well as family, fertility, and birth. When Anubis became the god of embalming, Bast, as goddess of ointment, was connected to him as his wife or mother, until Anubis became Nephthys' son. This gentler characteristic, of Bast as goddess of perfumes, after Lower Egypt's loss in the wars between Upper and Lower Egypt meant that in the Middle Kingdom of Egypt she was seen as a domestic cat and not any more as a lioness. Because domestic cats tend to be tender and protective toward their offspring, Bast was also regarded as a good mother, and she was sometimes shown with kittens.