Feline Friday & Caturday : My black cat Midnight of the golden eyes

Feline Friday & Caturday : My black cat Midnight of the golden eyes

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Caturday : Midnight of the golden eyes

 

My black cat Midnight thinks the Egyptian Cat Goddess is awesome

Midnight hops up next to me on the chair to see what I’m looking at on my laptop.

Egypt, 21st – 26th Dynasty (1081 – 525 B.C.) Sculpture, Bronze, inlaid gold 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 x 1 3/4 in. (7 x 3 x 4.5 cm), Gift of Varya and Hans Cohn (AC1992.152.51), Hammer Building, floor 3, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, https://collections.lacma.org/node/172524, via Wikimedia Commons

 

“Hey!” Midnight meows, “That cat looks just like me! The fur is black and the eyes are gold.”

“It’s more like you look like that cat.  She predates you. It’s the Egyptian Goddess Bastet and that statue is more than 2000 years old.”

Midnight purrs.  “I always knew humans should worship me. She’s probably my great great great great …. a bunch of of greats … grandmother.”

I look at Midnight. “You do whatever you want.  I bring you food and water. Lay out the cat litter.  Set out toys for you.  How many humans do you want to serve you?”

Midnight stretches out for a nap, curling behind me on the chair (nudging me forward by the way so now I’m only half on the chair), “I’m going to dream of a world humans bringing me offerings of mice. Wouldn’t that be perfect?”

“Ewwww! Not to this house!”

Bastet, a feline goddess of ancient Egyptian religion who was worshipped at least since the Second Dynasty, Neues Museum, Berlin (8176557415)
Bastet, a feline goddess of ancient Egyptian religion who was worshipped at least since the Second Dynasty, Neues Museum, Berlin, photo by Carole Raddato, via Wikimedia

From Wikipedia:

“As protector of Lower Egypt, (the Goddess Bastet) was seen as defender of the king, and consequently of the sun god, Ra. Along with other deities such as Hathor, Sekhmet, and Isis, Bastet was associated with the Eye of Ra.[7] She has been depicted as fighting the evil snake named Apep, an enemy of Ra.[8] In addition to her solar connections, sometimes she was called “eye of the moon”.[9]”

7. Darnell, John Coleman (1997). “The Apotropaic Goddess in the Eye”. Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur. 24: 35–48. JSTOR 25152728.

8. Pinch, Geraldine (2002). Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 130.

9. Wilkinson, Richard H. (2003). The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. p. 176

(amazon links to books. see disclosure at bottom of the post)

Blog hops & Link ups:

Feline Fridays at Comedy Plus, a blog hop for cat lovers everywhere

Happy Caturday at Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty


You can use the Amazon search bar to do any search at Amazon. As you can see, I did a search on “Bastet” which today returned a plushie and some statuettes. On another day, I’m curious what else will show up. Midnight liked this statue because it had gold eyes like his : Egyptian Bastet Collectible Figurine. I preferred the Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet Decorative Bookends, Set of 2. Perfect for my cat books. And I loved the Bastet Egyptian Cat Goddess T-Shirt but I prefer shirts with pockets. Now that I’m working, what’s really pulling me is the jewelry. My pierced ears have grown over but I often wear necklaces. For some reason, while cat brooches often show up at thrift stores (and yes, I usually get them when I come across them so I have a few), I haven’t found cat necklaces. Midnight thinks I should just laminate his photo and wear that as a necklace, lol.

I like this one and the price is perfect but no reviews makes me a little nervous. I like the Goddess Bastet paired with the wing. Four reviews and they all loved it. One person hung it on the wall as a memorial to her cat instead of wearing it as a necklace. Nothing to do with the Goddess Bastet. I just thought it was cute and it does have Egyptian wings on it and a couple of reviews to boot. A lot of the Bastet necklaces had no reviews which I would prefer at least one. Many of them are resin necklaces like this one so it’s making me want to try making resin necklaces with Pinkie’s and Midnight’s photos.

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image by M. LaFreniere, all rights reserved.

26 Replies to “Feline Friday & Caturday : My black cat Midnight of the golden eyes”

  1. Well this is strange . . . I know I left a comment here and I got a WordPress email today saying you liked it. But now I don’t see the comment. Lots of people have reported that WordPress isn’t displaying their comments . . . but I saw it right after I posted it.

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    1. You did! It’s here. I do my likes in WordPress.com and must have accidentally unapproved it when I liked the comment and had to re-approve it again. Sorry!

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  2. Midnight’s eyes are just glorious! Definitely reminds me of Bastet! I don’t think I’ve ever seen the two large sitting position ancient sculptures in pictures before; very interesting!

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    1. Midnight purrs “Thank you! I love that I look like a diety.”

      I’m glad you enjoyed the museum photos. I like those statues too. The ones I usually see are the cat heads and human bodies so it’s cool to see ones that are all cat too.

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  3. Charlee: “You do have very pretty eyes, Midnight!”
    Chaplin: “I’m going to have to see about getting this worship stuff set up around here. I’m pretty sure I’m being cheated out of offerings of food and toys.”

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    1. Midnight: “Thank you, Charlee! Let me know how it goes, Chaplin. Mom and I disagree on the amount of food and toys I should get. I think mountains of both is good but all I get is plates of food. I’m looking for my toy mouse though. I know I put it somewhere …. ” (off in another room, “Eek!”) “Oh that’s where I put it!” Runs to get it

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    1. Laughing, your royal prince knows where to find the royal butler to bring his treats on a plate. They do indeed have us wrapped around their claws.

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  4. Mightnight definitely is a royal descendent, a bit like my cat – thinking they own the place, with us mere humans wrapped around their little paws to serve their every whim! But damn cute while they do it 😆
    Caz xx

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    1. Yes, they are darn cute as they demand we wait on them hand and paw. Good thing they don’t really want to rule the world, just the household…

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  5. Midnight is all that and more. Royalty indeed.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect day, Midnight. My best to your mom. ♥

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    1. Midnight purrs thank you, “I agree I’m royalty but I’m not so sure mom thinks so. She should give me more treats. I’m sure royalty gets treats all the times. Mom says thank you for thinking of her and hopes you’re having a great weekend!”

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    1. Midnight purrs thank you, “Love that I look like a diety!” (Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed Midnight’s and the museum pics)

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