the Sun god
- Ra's real name is Atum Ra.
- He is the greatest of the gods.
- Only Ra knew his name.
- Ra kept his name a secret.
- He has the sun disk on his head.
- Ra has a mans body and a hawks head.
- The hawks head represents the flight over the horizon.
- He sailed across the heavens in a boat called "Barge of
- Ra is the father of Tefnut and Shu.
- Tefnut is the goddess of moisture.
- She is the wife of Shu (brother).
- Tefnut is the mother of the sky and the Earth.
- Shu god of air or atmosphere.
- He is the husband of Shu (sister).
- Shu is the father of the sky and Earth.
- Ra was growing old so Isis collected some of his saliva and
made it into a snake. She hid the snake where Ra could walk. When
Ra tripped over the snake and it bit him. Ra was in great pain. All the
other gods and goddesses could not heal him. The only way Isis could
heal him was if Ra revealed the universe his name.
- During the days of Ra's life he had to fight against his
enemy, a snake called Apep. Ra had help from other gods Seth and Bastet.
- Ra has been known by many names and many forms. He is the
most confusing gods to understand.
- At sunrise he is Khepra represented by the sacred scarab.
- Around noon when the sun is at full power he is Ra the Sun
- Sunset is when the sun is growing old and he is Tem or Temu.