Blue Lucite

Egyptian Cat

I have a fascination with Egyptian cats. They were highly regarded in ancient Egypt and associated with the goddess Bastet, who was known as the goddess of home, fertility, and childbirth.

In addition to their cultural and religious significance, cats in ancient Egypt were also believed to have protective powers, which made them highly valued. They were kept as pets and allowed to roam freely in homes and even temples. The ancient Egyptians had a deep reverence for cats, and it was considered a crime to harm or kill one. When a cat died, it was often mummified and given a proper burial, similar to that of a human.

The relationship between Egyptians and their cats is a testament to the enduring bond between humans and animals and the role that animals can play in our lives and cultures.