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Ra / Re
God o the Sun
Re-Horakhty.svg
In ane o his many forms, Ra haes the heid o a falcon an the sun-disk restin on his heid.
Name in hieroglyphs
r
a
N5
Z1
C2

or
N5
Z1
C2

or
C2 N5
Major cult center Heliopolis
Symbol sun disk
Consort Iusaaset
Parents Neith
Siblings Apep
Offspring Shu, Tefnut, Bastet, some say Sekhmet

Ra /rɑː/[1] or Re /r/ (Egyptian: 𓂋ꜥ, ) is the auncient Egyptian solar deity. Bi the Fift Dynasty (2494 to 2345 BC) he haed acome a major god in auncient Egyptian releegion, identified primarily wi the midday sun. The meanin o the name is uncertain, but it is thoucht that if nae a wird for 'sun' it mey be a variant o or linked tae wirds meanin 'creative pouer' an 'creator'.[2]

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  1. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. Merriam-Webster, 2007. p. 1023
  2. "Ra (Re)". Ancient Egypt: The Mythology. Retrieved 28 August 2010. "His name is thought to mean "creative power", and as a proper name "Creator"."