The Simple Things in Life


Also depicted on the outer walls of the Temple of Dendur is my favorite Egyptian goddess, Ma’at. She is goddess of truth, morality, order, and justice. Here, the goddess is depicted with the double ostrich feather. The ostrich feather is her identifying mark and was used in the proceedings of the afterlife. Ma’at’s feather was weighed against the hearts’ of the dead. If the person was good in life, their heart would be equal or weigh lighter than the feather and their soul would be allowed to pass onto the afterlife. If the person was evil, their heart would be heavier than the feather and their soul would be fed to Ammit.    

Also depicted on the outer walls of the Temple of Dendur is my favorite Egyptian goddess, Ma’at. She is goddess of truth, morality, order, and justice. Here, the goddess is depicted with the double ostrich feather. The ostrich feather is her identifying mark and was used in the proceedings of the afterlife. Ma’at’s feather was weighed against the hearts’ of the dead. If the person was good in life, their heart would be equal or weigh lighter than the feather and their soul would be allowed to pass onto the afterlife. If the person was evil, their heart would be heavier than the feather and their soul would be fed to Ammit.