Friday, November 11, 2011

Ammit (part 1 of Egyptian Mythology series)

  • Her name means “devourer of the dead” or “soul eater”
  • She was not a god, but instead a demon, made up of the head of a crocodile, the body of a lion, and the rear of a hippo
  • She lived near the scales of Maat in Duat (Egyptian underworld)
  • If your heart (soul) weighed more than a feather (judged to be impure), your heart was devoured by Ammit, and your soul was left to wander forever.
  • This devouring was considered a “second death”
  • As such, Ammit was feared and never worshiped

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    Ugh, I need to draw her, she’s cute. ; ^ ;
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