Maat Kheru

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Maat Kheru // "True of Voice"
in hieroglyphs

Maat Kheru (Egyptian: mꜣꜥ ḫrw) is a phrase meaning "true of voice" or "justified"[1] or "the acclaim given to him is 'right'".[2] The term is involved in ancient Egyptian afterlife beliefs, according to which deceased souls had to be judged morally righteous. Once the soul had passed the test, the Weighing of the Heart, he or she was judged to be mꜣꜥ ḫrw and was allowed to enter the afterlife.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allen, James P. (2000). Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs. Cambridge University Press. p. 95
  2. ^ Rudolf Anthes. "The Original Meaning of Mꜣꜥ ḫrw", Journal of Near Eastern Studies. Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan. 1954), p. 50