mythology, Aaru (alternatives: Yaaru,
Iaru, Aalu), is the heavenly underworld where
ruled. Souls which weighed less than Ma'at (symbolically
represented as a feather) were sent to Aaru
to exist in pleasure for all eternity. Aaru
was usually placed in the east, where the sun
rises, and is described as a series of islands,
covered in Fields of rushes (Sekhet Aaru), Aaru
being the Egyptian word for rushes. The part
dwelt was sometimes known as the field of offerings,
Sekhet Hetepet in Egyptian.
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