Ra in his solar barge

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Ra, considered as the greatest among the Egyptian Pantheon, was highly respected not only by other gods and goddesses but by the mortals as well. It could be noticed on how the ancient Egyptians regarded the sun as their life-giving force.

Ra was known as their creator, at the same time, a solar deity. The ancient Egyptians believed that he created the universe (in some account, it is said that a golden egg came from darkness or chaos, and inside this egg Ra was born), also, the rising and the setting of the sun was also connected to this sun-god, wherein the Egyptians believed that Ra traveled riding on a boat and is guarded by Seth and Bastet against the snake Apep.

Sun-god Ra never had a queen or wife but had several children, also became gods and goddesses.

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