Ra (Re)

Blessing: Ra is a God of the sun and creation. As such, He is light, warmth and growth. He is the protector of the cosmos. As every sunrise is a rebirth and every sunset a death, Ra embodies renewal, strength and perpetual (re)creation. His solar barque is also said to carry the souls of the dead to the underworld, as well as the prayers of the living to their deceased loved ones.

Epithets: Forthcoming

Equated with: Amun, Amun-Ra, Atum, Atum-Ra, Ra-Horakhty

Associations: hawk, solar disk, beetle, ram, phoenix, heron, serpent, bull, cat, lion

Festivals:

Feast of Ptah Protecting the Winged Golden Disk (22 Mecheir)
Festival of Re (9 Payni)
Festival of Re (26 Epiphi)

Ways to honor: Protect Ra’s creation through recycling and alternative energy use. Set up solar panels. Study the sun and its cycles. Go outside and stand in the warm sunlight. Write a letter to a deceased family member or friend. Plant a garden, especially one with sun-associated flowers.

Ancient Texts: Forthcoming

Modern Texts: Forthcoming

Rituals and Festivals: Forthcoming

Essays: Forthcoming

Links:

Ra on Wikipedia

Re on Henadology

Ra on TourEgypt

Ra in the Myths Encyclopedia

Ra’s Name in Hieroglyphs

A Modern Ra Mask by Merimask

List of Ra’s Ancient Festivals

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2 Responses to Ra (Re)

  1. Asterope says:

    Long list of epithets for Ra-Heru-Akhety can be found here:
    http://www.netjer.org/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=110956#Post110956

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