I’ve been thinking recently about the Kemetic practice of offering ma’at to the gods. ‘Ma’at’ being a concept that loosely translates into ‘truth/order/rightness’. In rituals, ma’at was represented by a small statue of a goddess or by a feather, but the actual offering is the concept. I’m wondering if there are similar practices in other traditions.
Most of the time when we discuss offerings, we talk about objects or sometimes actions, but I can’t recall any other examples of offering an abstract concept.
(Ma’at is also a goddess in her own right, which means this is also offering a deity to other deities, but that’s a whole other kettle of fish>)
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