Ra

Egyptian - A creator-god, sun-god and god of the underworld. Father and husband of Hathor, some say. Husband of Nut. Father of Isis, Osiris, Nephthys and Set by Nut. Father of Ihy by Hathor, some say. Some say he was self-created from Nun, others that he emerged from the primordial lotus flower, others that he was the son of Nut while in some accounts he was the father of Shu and Tefnut. Yet another version says that Ra emerged from an egg laid by Geb in the form of a goose. Some say his consort was Urt-Hikeu. In some accounts, he was the first pharaoh. He created mankind from his own tears of joy at the recovery of Shu and Tefnut who had been lost. He became convinced that men were plotting to overthrow him, he sent Hathor to kill them all. She got drunk on khakadi, the red-coloured beer that he used to flood the land and forgot her mission. Isis, wanting to know his secret name, fashioned a serpent from his saliva. The snake bit Ra and caused him violent pain from which Isis cured the god in return for learning his secret name which was Ran. When he mutilated himself, the blood from his penis generated several other gods. As the morning sun he was Khepra or Menthu, at noon he was Ra- Harakhta and as the evening sun he was Ra-Atum. As god of the underworld he is depicted as having a ram's head and riding in a barque; as sun-god he appears as a falcon wearing the solar disc. In other cases, he is depicted as a scarab or dung-beetle. In old age he retired to heaven - the Fields of Peace (Amenti) in some versions - in favour of Thoth and was lifted into the sky by Nut. In some lore, occasionally called Ra, Atum, Atum, Atmu, Atumu, Tam, Tem, Temu, Tham, Thom, Thum, Tm, Tmu, Tom, Tum, At(u)mu, Bull of the Ennead, Iusau, Neb-er-djei, Shed, Tem(u), T(h)am, T(h)om, T(h)um, Tm(u), Khepra, Ra-Atum, Phra, Phra, Ra, Phre, Phre, Ra, Re, Re, Rhe, Rhe, Ra, Ria, Ria, Ra, Roua, Roua, Ra, Rahoua, Rua or Tubua.
Pacific Islands - In Polynesian lore, the sun, created by Io. Identified as Ra, Atum, Atum, Atmu, Atumu, Tam, Tem, Temu, Tham, Thom, Thum, Tm, Tmu, Tom, Tum, At(u)mu, Bull of the Ennead, Iusau, Neb-er-djei, Shed, Tem(u), T(h)am, T(h)om, T(h)um, Tm(u), Khepra, Ra-Atum, Phra, Phra, Ra, Phre, Phre, Ra, Re, Re, Rhe, Rhe, Ra, Ria, Ria, Ra, Roua, Roua, Ra, Rahoua, Rua or Tubua.
German - An elf working in houses and workshops. On occassion, known as Ra, Atum, Atum, Atmu, Atumu, Tam, Tem, Temu, Tham, Thom, Thum, Tm, Tmu, Tom, Tum, At(u)mu, Bull of the Ennead, Iusau, Neb-er-djei, Shed, Tem(u), T(h)am, T(h)om, T(h)um, Tm(u), Khepra, Ra-Atum, Phra, Phra, Ra, Phre, Phre, Ra, Re, Re, Rhe, Rhe, Ra, Ria, Ria, Ra, Roua, Roua, Ra, Rahoua, Rua or Tubua.

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