She goes by many names. Lady of the East, Lady of the Flame, Lady of the Truth. Mother Cat. The Light Bearer. Likewise, Her gifts are many. Love. Protection. Fertility. Guidance and acceptance. Music, dance, joy. Strength. Do not be fooled, though, for She is as fierce as She is generous. Vengeful Eye of Ra, Tearer, Devouring Lady, She is not one to cross lightly. She is Bast, worshiped across Egypt’s ancient sands. She is Bastet, goddess of grand Bubastis on the Nile. She is Ubaste, ancient and powerful.