B: Bastet

B: Bastet

Bastet, or Bast, is the iconic Egyptian catheaded goddess. A busy deity, Bastet is at once a goddess of vengeance (particularly in her more ancient, lion-headed form), protection, music, love, fertility, and pleasure. Once represented as lion-headed, Bastet later ceded her leonine visage to Sehkmet and became the cat-headed goddess we know today.