The devourer or ammut is the animal who is actually linked with the goddess Tawaret because they was said to have the same appearance. They said that she stood by a lake of fire where the hearts would be thrown instead of her eating them. Other people have thought that with the lion body and the guardian of the lake of fire she is like the goddess Sekhmet.
Monday, December 15, 2008
The weighing of the heart ceremony is the ceremony that judges the heart against a feather. If the feather and the heart weigh the same the soul of the body can pass on through the underworld. If the heart weighed more the heart would be eaten by the devourer who was a mix of a lion, a hippo, and a alligator. Isn't that a pretty sight to see about every day.