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Maat and the feather of Maat

Maat represented justice, order, truth, morality and balance. Gods are often seen standing on the symbol of Maat, symbol of justice. Feather of Maat was the feather that adorned a goddess called Maat.

It is the responsibility of the Pharaoh establish and maintain Maat. Maat was lost when a pharaoh died. It could be restored by the crowning of a new Pharaoh. Egyptians had strong beliefs afterlife in which the deceased's heart was weighed against Maat Feather at the last judgment. 

Maat symbol of justice


Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice




Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice

Maat symbol of justice


A heart was heavy with sin weighed more than the feather and the deceased was punished by Ammit, the monster. If the heart weighs less than the feather, it means that the heart was free from his sins and the person has been authorized to the world of Osiris.


Maat symbol of justice


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