- ‘Akhu: A person’s ancestors; an immortal soul.’
- ‘Ka: A person’s spirit or soul, which was created at the time of one’s birth.’
- ‘Ma’at: The goddess of justice and truth, Ma’at was often depicted as a woman with wings (or a woman wearing a crown with one feather). During the Afterlife, a person’s heart would be weighed against one of her feathers to determine whether they were worthy of passing into the Blessed Land. The word Ma’at came to stand for the principles of justice, order, and propriety that every Egyptian was responsible for upholding.’
A great book and definitely one that comes highly recommended by me. I already miss the characters as once again Michelle draws us so completely into their lives that we are a little lost once we are no longer with them in the story. You can visit Michelle Moran’s website here and her blog here.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars…there will be a guest post, a Q&A and ooopps I’ll give it away-a giveaway sometime next week courtesy of Michelle Moran.