Ra (Egyptian God)


Ra (also given as Re) is the sun god of ancient Egypt. He is one of the oldest deities in the Egyptian pantheon and was later merged with others such as Horus, becoming Ra-Horakhty (the morning sun), Amun (as noonday sun), and Atum (the evening sun) associated with primal life-giving energy.

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  • c. 2613 BCE - 2181 BCE
    Worship of Ra is already established by the period of the Old Kingdom.
  • 30 BCE - 646 CE
    Worship of Ra wanes and is finally abandoned during the Roman Period of ancient Egypt.