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Bast Candle

Burn this candle in honor of Bast!

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Bast Candle

Honor Bast in all her Glory by burning this candle made in her image!

Bast Candle measures approximately 8 1/2 inches tall.

Place in flameproof holder and trim wick to 1/4 inch to enable better burning quality and time.

Bastet or Bast was a most popular goddess of ancient Egypt. She was a cat-headed deity. The domestic cat was revered in ancient Egypt because of its mysterious nature and affinity for its human owners. One of the largest, most joyous and elaborate festivals was held in honor of Bastet in the city of Bubastis. It is estimated that 700,000 people attended this festival every year. Egyptologists uncovered catacombs of mummified felines in the ruins of the Temple of Bubastis. It was believed the mummies could bring messages to the gods from their owners.

Bastet was called "The Divine Mother". Her Greek counterpart was the Goddess Artemis, and Roman Goddess Diana. During the Middle Ages, the name Diana, came to mean "Queen of the Witches" and the cat became identified with witchcraft and goddess worship.