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In Ancient Egypt, many animals were thought to be the embodiment of certain gods and goddesses; cats were believed to represent the goddess Bastet. Consequently, they were raised in and around temples devoted to Bastet. When they died, they were mummified and buried in huge cemeteries, often in large communal graves.

In Ancient Egypt, many animals were thought to be the embodiment of certain gods and goddesses; cats were believed to represent the Egyptian Goddess Bastet

*This Falcon was named ''horus'' *Horus had many different forms He was the brother of Osiris Set and Nephthys

this is an example of the iconography of the Horus Falcon. this specific design was created by TigerHouseArt. it was titled Ancient Egyptian Falcon Art.

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Cat mummies at British Museum. Good place to hang out when it's raining

Bastet es una diosa de la mitología egipcia, también denominada Bast, cuya misión era proteger el hogar y simboliza la alegría de vivir, pues se considera la deidad de la armonía y la felicidad.

Bastet - Solid cast bronze statue of the cat goddess, Egypt BC Musée du Louvre, Paris - France

Egyptian cat mummy, 332 BC (Louvre, Antiquités égyptiennes, France)

Egyptian cat mummy, 332 BC (Louvre, Antiquités égyptiennes, France) - although…

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*EGYPT ~ Statuette of Bastet, from the Egyptian pantheon. Bastet started out as a warfare goddess in the southern part of Egypt, but later became a protector goddess.

Sekhmet and Bast

A collection of Egyptian Bastets and Sekhmets illustrating the importance of cat iconography in Egyptian culture.

Cat Statuette Period: Ptolemaic Period Date: 332–30 B.C. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Bronze, leaded

“Cat Statuette,” BCE, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cats were king in ancient Egypt. This bronze one stands majestically, as cats often do.

Cat Mummies, Egypt

A group of mummified cats displayed at the Louvre in Paris includes some very well-preserved specimens, wrapped snugly in criss-crossing layers of linen and still graced with smooth cloth masks.

Ancient Egyptian scripts used to write Egyptian, an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until about the 10th century AD. After that it continued to be used as a the liturgical language of Egyptian Christians, the Copts, in the form of Coptic. These glyphs alone could be used to write Ancient Egyptian and represent the first alphabet ever divised. In practice, they were rarely used in the fashion. (...)

Ancient Egyptian scripts used to write Egyptian, an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Egypt until about the century AD. After that it continued to be used as a the liturgical language of Egyptian Christians, the Copts, in the form of Coptic. These glyp

As a revered animal and one important to Egyptian society and religion, some cats received the same mummification after death as humans. Mummified cats were given in offering to Bast.[citation needed] In 1888, an Egyptian farmer uncovered a large tomb with mummified cats and kittens. This discovery outside the town of Beni Hasan had eighty thousand cat mummies, dating to 2000-1000 BC.

Cat goddess Bastet ~ Egyptian sculpture made of bronze and molten glass

THE LAST GREEK QUEEN OF EGYPT Cleopatra VII Philopator (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; Late 69 BC[1] – August 12, 30 BC), known to history as Cleopatra, was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt,  The name Cleopatra is derived from the Greek name Κλεοπατρα (Kleopatra) which meant "glory of the father" in the feminine form, derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" combined with πατρος (patros) "of the father" (the masculine form would be Kleopatros Κλεοπατρος)

Cleopatra was very famous for using beauty oils to keep her skin young and beautiful! Fragment of a relief of Queen Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (“Cleopatra the Father-Loving Goddess”) of Egypt, Century BC.

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