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Shown as a human with the head of a cat, or in earlier times depicted as a lioness, Bastet is the goddess of cats.
She is the daughter of Re, which may have been where she got her cat characteristics as whenever Re fought the monster Apep, he did so in a cat form.

Bastet is the mother of Khnosu, the god of the moon.
She is also often referred to as the Lady of the East, making her counterpart, Sekhmet, the Lady of the West.

Along with being a goddess of cats, she also represents the home, pregnant women, and fire.

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