Gods of Egypt - Early Wyrm 12 Picture

Ah, the best laid plans...

According to the ancient historian Herodotus, Bastet was a happy and benign Deity who brought good fortune, music, dance and joy to all. Statues of cats are commonly passed off as facsimiles of Bastet, but this is incorrect. The cat was indeed her sacred animal and the people of the time tended to see the Goddess in every cat that walked past, but her original depiction was as a royal lady or priestess with a cat's head. Bastet expressed the qualities of the cat family, beauty of movement, agility, strength, caution, fidelity, etc., all of which could equally be interpreted at the spiritual level.
Into the Greek period, She would be equated with the virgin huntress Artemis and considered the protectress of children and pregnant mothers, musicians etc.
People who wanted to worship Bastet offered the following...
small cat sculptures, sweet liquids and foodstuffs, mint, catnip, honey, raw meat, perfumes and ointments (especially in the "bas" jars which are a pun on her name).

Never offered: cats (The penality for killing a cat was drastic, often death.)

The sad thing is, almost none of these things will help you take over the world. The war goddess Sekhmet was the patron of lions at this point in the mythology.
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