Feel the Light of Ra

This the summer solstice and I am dedicating this post to Ra, the God of the Sun and Father of All.

There is often confusion surrounding the name of the Egyptian Sun God Ra. As the Ancient Egyptian religion evolved and included new ideas new systems with the old one into the Sun God Ra. The identity of the Sun God Ra was often confused with other gods as the different regional religions of Egypt were merged to unite the country. When you add to this misinterpretations and misspellings of Egyptologists and amateur historians it results in a variant of names relating to the same god - the Sun God Ra.
Ra is the great sun god of the Egyptians, the source from which all life sprang and the great, all-seeing eye from which no action, good or bad, can be hidden. He guides the sun across the sky each day, and each night descends with it into the underworld; He is God of Justice and Benevolent Creation in the same measure, and the father of the rest of the Egyptian Gods, who seldom forget their origins. He never let them forget it!!
Ra is often considered to be the King of the Gods and thus the patron of the pharaoh and one of the central gods of the Egyptian pantheon. He was also described as the creator of everything. Ra is so powerful and popular and his worship was so enduring that some modern commentators have argued that the Egyptian religion was in fact a form of veiled monotheism with Ra as the one god. The art of covenant’s design is similar to Egyptian barge shine.


Variants of the Sun God Ra - Atum, Amun & Amon
This god is universally associated with the sun, heaven, kingship, power, light and the creation of the universe. The variant of names and composite deities that result include the following:
Ra or Re


Amun, Amun-Ra or Amun-Re
The Sun God Ra is most closely associated with legends and myths the Ennead. The Ennead are nine Gods and Goddesses of the Creation.

His Wife and granddaughter is Nut. She get around and lovers are Thoth and Geb

The children (The Ennead) are powerful and most are known to the average person

Shu by Ra alone

Tefnut by Ra alone

Osiris by Ra and Nut
The pharaohs of Egypt


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Daily life of Roman life: Slavery

History of Homosexual: Ancient Greece

History of GLBT in the World