Bast Tree of Life Pendant
This wire wrapped Bast Tree of Life Pendant is handcrafted with permanently colored black copper wire, and gold plated copper wire that has been twisted and shaped to form a gorgeous Tree design. It is accented with a genuine yellow Mother of Pearl moon and a lead and nickel free Tierracast Pewter Bast charm.
Bast (also known as Bastet and many variations) is the Egyptian Goddess of the rising sun. She was much admired for her playful and warm nature and her fierce protectiveness. She is one of the most ancient Egyptian Goddesses and was actively worshiped for many centuries. The Greeks referred to her as the “Egyptian Artemis.”
Many statues of Bast have been excavated. She is depicted as a woman with the head of a cat. In her myths, she takes three forms: as a woman, as a half-cat, and as a cat.
Legend has it that Bast would ride through the sky with her father, the sun God, Ra. His boat pulling the sun through the sky. Ever watchful, she protected Ra from his enemies. That’s how she become known as the Lady of the East, the Goddess of the Rising Sun, and the Sacred and All-Seeing Eye.
At night, she would transform into the cat and protect her father from Apophis, her father’s greatest enemy who was a snake. She eventually killed Apophis, thus ensuring the warmth of the sun would continue to bless the delta of the Nile with fertile soil and abundant crops.
Because of her Utchat (or All-Seeing Eye) that magically saw through the darkness, she is also classified as a moon Goddess. Her glowing cat’s eyes remind us of the moon it reflects.
Being one of our regular sized Tree of Life pendants, this design is two inches in diameter not including the bail. The bail is approximately half an inch tall.
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