Aati, also called Ati, meaning "a leper", was an Egyptian god and one of the 42 judges of the dead.[1][2] Aati comes from Heliopolis. The god will question the sins of a soul traveling through the underworld. The soul of the dead was supposed to deny the accusation by responding with the line: "O Aati who comes from Heliopolis, I have not foolishly set my mouth in motion against another man."[3] His name is found on the Papyrus of Nebsemy, which is a copy of the Book of the Dead.[4]


  1. ^ Coulter, Charles (2000). Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities. McFarland & Company. p. 5.
  2. ^ Morris, John (1880). Ancient Egypt. p. 180.
  3. ^ "The Judges of the Dead | Thelemistas". www.thelemistas.org. Retrieved 2020-02-15.
  4. ^ "Papyrus of Ani; Egyptian Book of the Dead [Budge]". www.africa.upenn.edu. Archived from the original on June 3, 2023. Retrieved 2024-02-12.