Bast-Mut is a syncretization of goddesses Bast and Mut, creating Bast in her role as Queen. This syncretization of was primarily found in Karnak/Thebes, and in Isheru in the temple of Mut, where she is mentioned in an inscription upon a doorway: “Mut, the lady of Isheru-Bastet.” There is also mention of her as an inscription upon a column: “Mut, the lady-Bastet resident within Isheru." Bast-Mut can take the form of a feline-headed woman with the double crown, a seated cat with a cobra, or even a seated lioness with a uraeus modii crown.
She is still Bast, yet in this role as queen, she is still a different goddess. We can still know her through studying Bast, and gain additional insight into who she is by also studying the roles of Mut.
Aside from festivities, epithets, and family, the rest of the information below falls under UPG, or Unverified Personal Gnosis. These are offerings I feel she likes, songs I associate with her, and other tidbits I find important towards understanding Bast-Mut.
Cat-headed woman with double crown, sitting upon her throne, wadj scepter in hand. Lioness, feral black leopard, cougar.
Empowerment, self care, self love, joy, protection, leadership, royalty, living in the moment, inner strength.
- Lady of Heaven
- Lady of Light
- Lady of the East
- She with Great Strength
- The Cobra of Ra
- She Who Dispels Darkness
- Bast Who is Mut in Isheru
- Devouring Lady
- The Devouring (Flame)
- The Fiery/Flaming One
- The Light Bearer
- Invisible Paw
- The Mistress of Joy
- The (reigning) Queen
- Who is on her Throne
- The Lady of Cobras
- Wife of Amun-Ra
- Mother of Khonsu
- Dark Chocolates
- High Quality Meat
- Catnip Tea
- Chai Tea
- Cream Liqueurs
Stones and Colors
- Tigers Eye
- Deep Red
- Royal Purple
- Singing and Music
- Helping Cats
II Akhet | September
10 | 13 - Appearance of Bast of Ankhtawy
17 | 20 - Opet Festival (New Moon to Full Moon)
III Akhet | October
20 | 23 - Procession of Bast Lady of Ankhtawy in front of Ra
IV Akhet | November
15 | 17 - Feast of Sekhmet and Bast before Ra
16 | 18 - Feast of Sekhmet and Bast of Isheru
I Peret | December
3 | 5 - Feast of the Drunkenness of the Eye of Ra
13 | 15 - Feast of Bast
20 | 22 - Procession of Bast
21 | 23 - Bast Guards the Two Lands
29 | 31 - Bast and Sekhmet Protect the Two Lands
II Peret | January
18 | 19 - Feast of Bast in Bubastis
III Peret | February
13 | 13 - Feast of Bast
IV Peret | March
4 | 6 - Great Festival of Bast/Day of Chewing Onions for Bast (2 days)
II Shomu | May
16 | 17 - Feast of Bast
III Shomu | June
13 | 13 - Feast of Bast of Memphis
(Dates are calculated to Regnal Year 25 and go on until August of 2018.)
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