According to the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Anubis, the jackal-headed judge of the underworld, weighs the hearts of men against the feather of truth and justice. As long as the organ does not tip the scale, the deceased is granted immortality. But if the heart is too heavy with ill deeds done in the land of the living, it's devoured by the monstrous Ammut, and the soul suffers a... More >>>