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Bastet

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Bastet
(Deity)
Titles The Sly Enchantress
Alignment Chaotic neutral
Areas of Concern Cats, pleasure, secrets
Cleric Alignments
Domains Animal, Chaos, Charm, Protection, Trickery
Subdomains Deception, Defense, Fur, Lust, Protean, Thievery
Favored Weapon Cat's claws (tekko-kagi)
Symbol Golden cat
Sacred Animal Cat

Source: Empty Graves, pg(s). 67

Bastet is the Ancient Osirian goddess of cats, desire, sensuality, and secrets. She protects against epidemics, evil, and snakes. She is usually relaxed and indolent, but Bastet's anger can be terrible.[1]

Appearance

Bastet is a beautiful cat-headed woman carrying a sistrum and an aegis shield decorate with the head of a lion.[1]

Relationships

A Family Tree of the Osirian Pantheon.

Bastet is the daughter of Ra and sister of Hathor, Sekhmet, and Maat. She has often faced off against Apep on her father's behalf. Bastet has no mate, but her affairs with numerous other deities are well-documented.[1]

Cults

Bastet is the patron of rogues and bards. She is particularly popular among women, and most of her clerics are female. They usually keep cats as pets, and when these cats die, they are mummified and buried with their owners.[1]

Bastet's temples host elaborate, decadent festivals, and are home to sacred prostitutes of both sexes.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 67. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1