Bast is the Egyptian goddess of joy, and of the home. She is the protector of women, children, and cats. Ruler of pleasure, dancing, music, and joy, Bast is usually depicted as a young woman with the head of a domestic cat. As a goddess of creativity her time is sunrise. Paradoxically she is also associated with the moon. As Bastet she is shown most commonly as a seated cat wearing a necklace. Her color is green.