Also known as Bastet, Ubasti
, and Pasch, she was the most popular of the feline deities, belonging to the order of the Ennead, a group of nine deities most frequently appearing in ancient Egyptian mythology.
The characters are usually women and often appear to be adaptations of classic goddess motifs--such as Ubasti
, the Egyptian cat-headed goddess of love and joy--modern day Madonnas or Druidic priestesses replete with power animals both benign as well as much maligned.
Actually, all cats that agree to put up with astronomers are honored by a single Earth-crossing asteroid--4257 Ubasti. Jean Mueller, an inveterate cat lover, discovered it in 1987 from Palomar Observatory.
Ubasti, also called Bastet or Bast, was an ancient Egyptian goddess worshipped m the form of a cat.