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 centrer= 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)