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1. Ra (Re)
God of the sun, order, kings and the sky; creator of the universe. One of the most popular and long-lasting Egyptian gods.
The Egyptians believed Ra sailed across the sky in a boat each day (representing sunlight) and travelled through the underworld at night (representing night). Faced a daily battle with Apep, the celestial serpent, while he was making his way through the underworld.
Ra is depicted with the body of a man, the head of a falcon and a sun-disk (with cobra) resting on his head.
Ra was later merged with several different gods, such the local Theban deity Amun. Together they created the combined deity ‘Amun-Ra’.
God of craftsmen and architects (monumental and non-monumental); chief deity of the city of Memphis. Believed to have designed the shape of the Earth. Consort of Sekhmet.
Consort of Ptah; daughter of Ra. Goddess of…
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