Maat or ma'at (thoucht tae hae been pronounced *[muʔ.ʕat]), 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 centrer||Aw auncient Egyptian ceeties|
|Symbol||the ostrich feather|
|Consort||Thoth (in some accoonts)|
- 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)