Study Guide

Ma'at

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The ancient Egyptians thought truth was so cool that it was more than just a concept for them. That's right, it was a goddess—the first child of the Creator, named Ma'at. She's always fair, and she'll make sure that you get through the final judgment with your soul intact. If you were a good person during life, that is. (Nothing to fear, right?)

Basic Information

Name

Ma'at (Maat, Mayet)

Nickname

Sole One Before Her Father, She of the Balance, Ms. Right, Lady of the Scales of Truth, Mistress of Order, Judge Dredd

Sex

Female

Current city

Truth lives everywhere.

Work & Education

Occupation

Goddess of truth, order, and balance

Education

I learn many things from the world and from my boyfriend, Thoth

Beliefs

Political views

I am the basis of all laws

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

I'm the firstborn daughter of Atum, but sometimes Ra says he's my father. He's very nice to me, so I don't mind.

Siblings

None

Children

None

Friends

Ra, Thoth, Horus the Elder, Horus the Younger, Osiris, Isis, Nephthys, all honest people…

Enemies

Apophis (Apep), the serpent of chaos and destruction. Oh, and liars.

Relationships

Relationship status

It's complicated with Thoth

Interested in

Men

Favorites

TV Shows

Everything on Court TV
Law & Order
The People's Court
Justice League

Quotations

"Law is order, and good law is good order."
– Aristotle

"Truth is the only safe ground to stand on."
– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate."
– Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)

"All I want is the truth, just gimme some truth."
– John Lennon

"Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both."
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Books

"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe 
(Hearts have lots of secrets to tell. I hear them every day.)
The Trial by Franz Kafka 
(I promise never to treat those I judge this way. How horrible.)
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 
(You can only get away with evil for a little while, Raskolnikov.)
Agamemnon and other tragedies by Aeschylus 
(The poet wrote hard truths and made sure justice was served. Bravo!)
When I have fears that I may cease to be by John Keats 
(But you don't sink to nothingness! You come to me for judgment.)
Law for Dummies by John Ventura 
Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls by Noel M. Tichy and Warren G. Bennis 
(Good decision-making is important. You'll want to make as many good decisions as you can if you want my favor later on.)
Japanese Stone Gardens: Origins, Meaning, Form by Stephen Mansfield 
(I love Japanese gardens. All that stillness and movement just makes me smile.)
Weights & Measures Quickstudy Reference Guides – Academic by BarCharts, Inc. 
(I keep one of these by my scales, in case Anubis and I have a disagreement on how the hearts are weighing against my feather of truth.)
Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche 
(At last, someone else who understands that things aren't always black and white.)

Music

How Soon is Now? by The Smiths (Never lose hope.) 
Respect by Aretha Franklin (You can spell it, but can you give it?) 
Once in a Lifetime by The Talking Heads (You may find yourself… standing at the scales of Ma'at.) 
Amazing Grace by John Newton (I can get behind this idea. Plus, this song is just pretty.)
Turn! Turn! Turn! by the Byrds (There's a time for everything. That's what I keep track of.) 
Redemption Song by Bob Marley (None but ourselves can free our minds.) 
Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan (I know those answers. Are you listening?) 
Chasing the Sun by The Wanted (I chase the sun, but I call him Ra.) 

Movies

The Karate Kid 
(Truth yes, truth no. Truth guess so? Squish like grape in Ammit's mouth.)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 
(Yoda's wise, even if he's not very tall.)
Shrek 
(Being yourself is always the best thing to be.)
Despicable Me 
(He stole a pyramid?! That's going to count big time at my scales.)
The Amazing Spiderman 
(I've always liked Peter Parker, and the new story is touching.)
The Bourne films 
(All Jason Bourne wants to know is who he is…)
A Few Good Men 
(I can handle the truth.)
Hotel Rwanda 
(Would you do the right thing, if it could cost you your life?)

Activities & Interests

Likes

Doing the hokey-pokey (it's all about balance)
Fractals
Moral behavior
Not having to feed people to Ammit (keep up the good work!)

Dislikes

Playing Tetris (All those blocks going in their proper places soothe me.)
Mock trials
Stargazing
Gardening

Groups

Ancient Egyptian Gods 
The Innocence Project 
Amnesty International  
Why Legal Aid Matters 

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