an ancient Egyptian male deity and protector of children, Bes was the god of war and of music and dance; he was thought to be of African or Middle Eastern origins. Ancient Egyptian Gods - Bes
Bes (also spelt as Bisu) was a god thought to have been imported into Egyptian mythology from that of Nubia, during the Middle Kingdom. His name appears to be connected to a Nubian word for cat, and indeed, his first appearances have the suggestion of a cat god. Egyptians kept cats in order to attack snakes, and creatures that might ruin crop stores, such as mice, and so Bes was naturally singled out, amongst Nubian gods, as worthy of worship in Egypt.
the ancient Egyptian god of dreams
protective dwarf deity with a monstrous face and a lion's ruff; a household god who averts evil, especially at times of childbirth, and is in charge of sexual life
ancient deity of comic relief, patron of dwarves, musicians, dancers and pregnant women.
The bes was an Ancient Roman bronze coin produced during the Roman Republic. The bes, valued at two-thirds of an as (8 unciae), was only produced in 126 BC by C. Cassius in combination with the dodrans, another very rare denomination which was valued at three-fourths of an as.