Bast is an ancient solar and war goddess, worshipped at least since the Second Dynasty. The centre of her cult was in Per-Bast, "Bubastis in Greek", which was named after her. Originally she was viewed as the protector goddess of Lower Egypt, and was showen as a fierce lioness and then later a cat. Indeed, her name means female devourer. As protector, she was seen as defender of the pharaoh, and later chief male deity, Ra, who was a solar deity also, gaining her the titles Lady of Flame and Eye of Ra. Her name is wrote in hieroglyphs to the right side.