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Egyptians Gods and Goddess: Ra

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Introduction to Ra

The ancient Egyptians Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Egyptians culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Ra and the myths and legends surrounding Ra, Ra relationship to and with other Egyptians Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Ra

(See also, Re.) Ra was the name given to the first personification, birth, forming of the Sun, in the Egyptian myth of Creation. The Creator, known as the Word by the Egyptians, was betrothed to the entity, called Nun, who represented the empty void of space, which was considered a lifeless ocean. The word Nun has never lost it significance, for just as the Egyptian goddess Nun, was a virgin, betrothed to God, the Word, so even today, a Nun is supposed to be a virgin, dedicated to God, and for-shaking all human sexual relationship. After much reminding by Nun, the word, burst forth with a great Roar and was upon her, and he renamed Nun, Nut, and the first child born of their union was Ra, the Sun, but at first, he was a mere child, having little strength or power. But the Word, infatuated with his first child, endowed him with all his powers. Giving him the power to create and destroy life, to rule over all he created, and decide their destiny, he also gave him a coat of many colours. And said, from now on you will no longer be called Ra, but Re, for you now have all the powers of Re-generation.

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