Black Cat. Bastet (or Bast) is a feline goddess of ancient Egyptian religion. Bastet began as a Lioness Goddess, and Gradually became a Cat Goddess. One myth relates that a lioness, fiery and wrathful, was once cooled down by the water of the lake, transformed into a gentle cat and settled in a temple. Her father is Sun, her Mother is the Moon.
A silver cimaruta ('sprig of rue' amulet from Naples, Italy; intended to protect children, it depicts a fruiting sprig of healing rue, and protective symbols associated with the Roman goddess Diana: silver, a crescent moon, frog, fish and key. (Pitt Rivers Museum)
This copper charm was purchased in Rome, Italy. It is one of many charms and amulets once worn for protection against the Evil Eye – the power to inflict malady or misfortune with a glance that certain people are feared to possess. Like manu cornuta (horned hands) and animal horns, the crescent moon, or horned moon, was thought to be powerful against the Evil Eye because it is shaped like a horn, which is an emblem of the Roman goddess Diana.
Achilles: I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.