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Bastet ( or Bast ) was depicted with the head of a cat or lion.
She was an Egyptian goddess from Lower Egypt who was associated with joy, music and dancing.
She was the mother of Mihos, another lion god, and the wife of Ptah, god of the arts and crafts.
Bastet is mentioned in the Book of the Dead where she destroyed the bodies of the deceased with her 'royal flame' if they failed any of the tests for entry to the underworld.
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