Illustration: Goddesses: Ma’at

Ma’at was the Egyptian goddess of truth and order. When you died, the jackal-god Anubis weighed two things on a scale: your heart (which contained your soul), and Ma’at’s Feather of Truth. If your heart was lighter than the feather, your soul went on to eternal life; if it was heavier, it would be fed to Ammut, the crocodile-headed demon. Let’s hope Ma’at comes down on your side!