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Bast (Goddess of Cats or Pasht) is a Egyptian goddess of cats and in legend the daughter of Re. Queen of all cats, including those of Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. Also spelt Bubaste and Ubaste. The name is sometimes connected with Sekhmet and linked with the goddess Mut. Bast is also linked with ghouls by some Saracen sorcerers, who call her “the Chewer of Corpses”. A ghoul-cult to Bast fled from the Middle East to Cornwall where they established a secret temple.