Maat

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Maat
Goddess o truth an justice
Maat.svg
Maat wis baith the goddess an the personification o truth an justice. Her ostrich feather represents truth.
Major cult center Aw auncient Egyptian ceeties
Symbol the ostrich feather
Consort Thoth (in some accoonts)
Parents Ra

Maat or ma'at (thoucht tae hae been pronounced *[muʔ.ʕat]),[1] an aa spelled māt or mayet, wis the auncient Egyptian concept o truth, balance, order, law, morality, an justice. Maat wis an aa personified as a goddess regulatin the starns, saisons, an the actions o baith mortals an the deities, who set the order o the universe frae chaos at the moment o creation. Her (ideological) coonterpart wis Isfet.

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  1. Information taken from phonetic symbols for Maat, and explanations on how to pronounce based upon modern reals, revealed in (Collier and Manley pp. 2–4, 154)