Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
Many want to confuse Mennie with Bast and some even call her that, but she is, in fact, Ma’at. Bast was defeated by Artemis when the Greeks invaded Egypt. That war is also what cost Sasha his entire family.
Before Bast died, she passed many of her powers to Ma’at in order to keep Artemis from gaining them. It’s because of that dual duty Ma’at was forced into that people now confuse them.
As a goddess of divine order, truth and justice, Menyara is in New Orleans to try and save Nick from his destiny. She failed with the last Malachai and knows that if she doesn’t succeed this time, there won’t be another chance.