Ma'at

(G/R Mayet) - “Truth” Both the concept and the Name of Netjer associated with truth, justice, order, and “that which is right.” Kemetic society hinged completely upon the furtherance of Ma’at, Who was considered to be the first emanation of Tem/Ra, and depicted as a woman with wings or alternately a woman with Her symbol, a single white ostrich feather, bound to Her head. Ma’at in antiquity was patroness of judges, magistrates and all court officials; the phrase “priest of Ma’at” in inscriptions can be understood as a euphemism for “judge.” Ma’at’s feather symbol is weighed against the heart of the deceased in the Hall of Judgment after death, a place which is also known as the Hall of Ma’ati, or Double Truth (“double” in Kemetic implying something more serious or intense than a “single” something, much as we use the terms “extra” or “advanced” or in the English language).

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