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Cleopatra and Her Cat, Beketaten Print or Digital Photo File

Cleopatra and Her Cat, Beketaten Print or Digital Photo File


It makes sense to me that Cleopatra had a cat–probably had a cattery of them since they at the time were considered sacred. In fact, two feline goddesses were worshipped during Cleopatras time–Mafdet, goddess of protection of dangerous animals and Bastet, the cat goddess of beauty, women and fertility. Pictured in this painting, Cleopatra by John William Waterhouse is Beketaten, the royal cat to Cleopatra. Okay, so I had a little digital art fun and added a cat to the painting. Note the dar…