To Prevent Ragnarok
Goddess of Hedonism
Hedonism, pleasure, beauty, cats, nomads, travel, catfolk, lust
Sharess (pronounced SHAH-ress) is the deity of hedonism, feasthalls and sensual fulfillment. Sharess is oft depicted as a beautiful, voluptuous woman with the head of a cat (especially in ancient Osirian art). She has the individualistic and hedonistic personality of a feline and she is constantly grooming herself to ensure her appearance is always up to standards. Sharess is an innate flirt and loves toying around with beautiful mortals; once she has had her fill, she swiftly moves on to other sources of pleasure.
Sharess is a radiantly beautiful goddess, with few rivals for beauty. Her voice is said to be a throaty purr and to give the listener the feeling he or she is being brushed by the softest fur or velvet when she speaks. She is a fickle, flight deity, who prevents anyone from getting too close to her true spirit. She has the willful independence and pleasure-seeking nature common to felines and is constantly preening and grooming to maintain her appearance.
Sharess was also known as Bast, the patroness of cats. Over time, she subsumed the portfolio of Felidae, a beast cult deity of felines, nomads, and sensual pleasure. Struck by wanderlust following the weakening of her original pantheon, Bast traveled across the world leaving many cults in her wake, until she was encountered by Phi Tow who brought her into his pantheon.