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Maat

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Maat
(Deity)
Titles The Feather of Truth
Alignment Lawful neutral
Areas of Concern Justice, law, order, truth
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E) Knowledge, Law, Protection, Void, Weather
Subdomains (1E) Inevitable, Judgment, Purity, Seasons, Stars, Thought
Favored Weapon Starknife
Symbol Blue ostrich feather
Sacred Animal Leopard

Source: Empty Graves, pg(s). 70

Maat is the Ancient Osirian goddess of balance, justice, and truth, guardian of cosmic order. She embodies the concepts that a pharaoh must uphold for a legitimate, efficient reign, lest everything dissolve into chaos. She is also responsible for the movement of celestial bodies across the sky, and the procession of the seasons.[1]

Appearance

Maat appears as a woman with a blue ostrich feather on her head and winged arms, carrying an ankh and a was scepter representing life and power.[1]

Relationships

A Family Tree of the Osirian Pantheon.

Maat is the daughter of Ra, sister of Bastet, Hathor and Sekhmet, and wife of Thoth. She presides over the councils of the gods due to her impartiality and honesty, assists Pharasma in the judgement of souls, and opposes Set and Apep for their attempts to sow chaos.[1]

Cults

Maat is worshipped by paladins as the embodiment of justice, and monks and oracles for the cosmic truth she embodies.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rob McCreary. (2014). Gods of Ancient Osirion. Empty Graves, p. 70. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-589-1