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Ra

Egyptian God Ra

The Egyptian God Ra, also known as Re, was known as the Egyptian Sun God of the Heliopolis in the Ancient Egypt and as a major deity all over Egypt. Egyptian God Ra was also often referred to as Re-Horakte meaning, Ra (is) the Horus of the Horizon. Earlier Egyptians believed that Sun-God Ra created the world, and that the sunrise was the symbol of creation.

In later Egyptian kingdoms, Ra was combined with another Egyptian God named Amon and became Amon-Re. Ra was also combined with Horus as Re-Horakte.

Representation of Egyptian Sun God

Egyptian God Ra is usually represented with a body of man with a head of a falcon, holding Sceptre and an Anhk.

Ra’s Family

Egyptian God Ra was the father Tefnut and Shu, grandfather of Nut and Geb, great grand-father of Osiris, Seth, Isis, and Nephtys, and was a great-great-grandfather of Horus.