ne must be careful when they enter Duat. A newly arrived soul must pass a series of gates, and these gates are guarded by dangerous spirits. Along the route the soul must complete a succession of rites of passage to reach the inner walls of this domain. Duat is ruled by Osiris and the other Egyptian gods. Duat is a realm of magnificent obelisks, giant pyramids and ancient lore. The people of Duat are guarded, secretive and have their own understanding of how the universe works. They are devoted to their gods and understand that their realm is key, central and the foci of all things to do with death in their pantheon. The heart is an important aspect of their region and domain, those with pure hearts are given a better station in society, those who are judged and found to have a tainted heart must stand before the gods and await their verdict.