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.

Goddess o truth an justice
Maat wis baith the goddess an the personification o truth an justice. Her ostrich feather represents truth.
Major cult centrerAw auncient Egyptian ceeties
Symbolthe ostrich feather
ConsortThoth (in some accoonts)


  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)