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In Egyptian culture, cats were highly revered, and families often had them mummified when they died. The wealthy would even decorate their cats in gold, with jewels. Here Bastet is shown as a royal feline.
Bast: a lioness goddess of the sun throughout most of Ancient Egyptian history, but later she was changed into the cat goddess- Bastet. She also was changed to a goddess of the moon by Greeks occupying Ancient Egypt toward the end of its civilization.
Las mascotas de los antiguos egipcios eran básicamente tres: perros, gatos y monos. Para los egipcios, el perro (en egipcio antiguo iu, o también tyesem) ya era el mejor amigo del hombre, el compañero más fiel en la casa y también el mejor camarada en la caza.
Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees - Get Tangled in These Mythical God Family Trees - A fun visual of the Egyptian Gods and their relations. All ages (educator note, mention of affairs, etc on the poster)