|Ra / Re|
|God o the Sun|
In ane o his many forms, Ra haes the heid o a falcon an the sun-disk restin on his heid.
|Name in hieroglyphs||
|Major cult center||Heliopolis|
|Offspring||Shu, Tefnut, Bastet, some say Sekhmet|
Ra // or Re // (Egyptian: 𓂋ꜥ, rˤ) 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'.
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- Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. Merriam-Webster, 2007. p. 1023
- "Ra (Re)". Ancient Egypt: The Mythology. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
His name is thought to mean "creative power", and as a proper name "Creator".