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“His totem animal in black onyx, erect on her haunches poised and aware, he brings in a dream that I might learn, cats are cats and gods—slit-eyed in the sun, in darkness with dilated iris she sees, protector I hope though at times in the night, I tense at her wild amorous cry…”

–Bastet

Bastet is the Egyptian goddess of cats, the home, fire, sunrise, music, dance, pleasure as well as sexuality, fertility, family, pregnant women and children. She is believed to be the personification of the soul of Isis. She is represented either as a woman with the head of a domesticated cat, a lioness (as goddess of sunlight) or as a desert sand-cat. She holds with her a sacred rattle, a small bag over her left shoulder, the sistrum on her right hand and has figurines of kittens surrounding her feet. She possesses the Utchat or Uraeus – the revered, all seeing eye of Ra used as instrument for his vengeance. She is also known by other names such as Bast, Ubastis or Ubasti.

 

She was seen as The Sacred Cat and Egyptians placed a high regard for cats because of her. Any crimes made against cats are considered very severe and very unlucky. Her priests considered cats to be holy animals in her temples and when they die, they are mummified and presented to the goddess as offering. Cats are revered because of their protective nature by virtue of killing varmints that destroys crops. In fact, in the ancient city of Bubastis, some 300,000 cats were mummified and buried in their own cemetery. Later, when the cat’s owner dies, they are buried beside their cats.

 

Bastet was also referred to by the following titles: “The Lady of the East” due to her protective nature, “The Female Devourer” based on the meaning of her name and “the Tearer” due to her destructive second nature.

 

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Somewhere out there, there might be someone who looks like me. Well, sort of? I don’t quite know what else to call myself, though I remember my people calling me “Mau,” or cat. So, let’s go with that.

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I am the daughter of Bastet, the goddess of protection, back in Egypt on Earth. There isn’t much else to say, other than I was treated as a god. Most thought I was the reincarnation of my mother, though my father was someone I never knew. Magic is my specialty, mostly transmutation and transformations.

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Who Am I...

Zalika, a little cat with a big heart. Especially when it comes to my Shyutibi~

Romantic Interests

Shyutibi

Relationship Status

Taken

My Story Is...

Her younger memories are pretty much a blur. She really only remembers the pyramids, the sun, one of the most beautiful rivers she’d ever seen. She remembers playing along the riverbank of the Nile, teasing the hippos and crocodiles, always fearless because she’d had Bastet’s blessing and protection.

She spent a lot of her time as a cat, a small violet furred Abyssinian. People treated her well, even when she was in her humanoid form, worshiping her as a god. But even though her childhood and early years were fun, she always felt as if something were missing.
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When she was the equivalent of a teenager, she met Shyutibi, the son of Anubis. She knew, deep down, she shouldn’t have gotten along with him so well. Cats and dogs, you know? But, there was just something about him that she found irresistible. Even with his normally bored expression, his hostility towards most people, she found him fun. And that was something she had been desperate for.
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Many asked her why she wanted to travel to a new world, especially one with a name like “Hellifyno,” but her answer was a simple one. Adventure! After all, cats are inquisitive beings. However, if she’s met out in public, don’t bother petting her. Whether she is with her Shyutibi or not. She’s been known to bite, especially in humanoid form. There are a few that she will allow to pet her, other than her Anubite, of course, and those are the ones that are considered friends.

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Inventory

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I Believe...

In doing as I please, when I please.

Species

Celestial