"By and by, Bast took on the same traits as Het-Hert, (Gr. Hathor) and the Greeks, true to their habit of interpreting foreign culture and deities according to their own culture, likened her to their own Artemis. Thereby Bast became the protector of pregnant women, childbirth, musicians and all kinds of excess, especially sexual. It was probably here, along with the Greek way of likening her to Artemis, that the concept of the cat as a form of female sexuality developed. Originally Bast had nothing to do with this aspect, as she was a fierce protector of the throne, the king and the Two Lands."