- Alternate meanings: see Ab (disambiguation)
is the Egyptian concept of the heart-soul, the principle of seven souls believed to be carried in a life. It was believed to be a drop from the heart
of the mother of a child at conception. It was typically portrayed as a person who is weighed by the goddess Maat
after death. The other souls were aakhu, ba
, khaibut, khat
, and ren.
is also the eleventh month of the ecclesiastical year and the fifth month of the civil year on the Hebrew calendar
. The name is Babylonian in origin and appeared in the Talmud around the 3rd century. This is the only month which is not named in the Bible. It is a summer month of 30 days.
Holidays in Av