Ammit was an old Egyptian demon who devoured the souls of the dead when they couldn't stick to the axioms of Ma'at, which represented justice, truth, and purchase. Whether or not they performed or did not was decided by evaluating their minds contrary to the feather of Ma'at once they passed away. If heart of dead was more substantial compared to the feather, Ammit consumed it, and also the heart ended up being destroyed. If it absolutely was less heavy, the dead soul could continue its journey in the Duat, the Egyptian underworld. Ammit's name (ˤmmt in Egyptological transliteration) virtually suggests 'devourer'.