Ra was regarded as the creator of everything, the god of the sun. Ra is usually represented with the body of a man and the head of a hawk, holding an ankh & sceptre. The chief location of Ra worship was Heliopolis (a Greek word meaning city of the sun).

This representation of Amen-Ra is from The Gods of the Egyptians by E.A. Wallis Budge.

copyright 1999,2000 by Kathi Gardner

Last updated 9/28/2000

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