So cats became animals sacred to the solar deity. Egyptian Bast Bastet Cat Goddess Cat Leaning on Candle Pillar Statue. This beautiful depiction of the cat headed Egyptian Goddess Bast is something to see.
Bast began her journey as a fierce warriror goddess in pre dynastic lower Egypt. Culture merged with Northern Egypt's Sekhumet, Bast then began her reign as Bastet, Queen of cats, icon of cat worship and heroine cat protector.