Bastet was one of the “dangerous” goddesses. The daughter of Re, manifestation of the Uraeus, her role was to protect Egypt and the king from their enemies. Originally lion-headed, Bastet took on the appearance of a female cat as of the 26th Dynasty – the image we still have of her today. At first mother of the king, she would become the goddess of maternity. Bastet is associated with the Greek goddess Artemis.