Upholding Ma’at is a blog devoted to my exploration of a Kemetic path in today’s world. I examine what certain aspects mean to me, share some of my experiences and projects, and hope that it contributes in a meaningful way.
About the Author
A. E. Goddard is a solitary Kemeticist focused mainly around the practices in Dendera. Since 2005 she has devoted herself to Het-Hert (Hathor) and lived her faith through research, contemplation, living, and making mistakes along the way.
What is Ma’at?
Ma’at is a concept that doesn’t translate very well into English. It is usually translated to something along the lines of “order, balance, and justice”. Ma’at was represented as a goddess as well, donning wings when crouching or without while standing. She always wore a headdress with a single ostrich feather. She was also represented as a feather when the dead’s heart was weighed on a scale in the Halls of Judgement. If the dead’s heart weighed more than the feather the person was essentially wiped out of existence.
What does it mean to “uphold Ma’at”?
The phrase is used when someone acts or performs in a way that is in accordance with order.
Contacting the Author
The author may be contact at: missaegoddard AT gmail DOT com.