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King of Heavens
God of creation
Domains Fire, Glory, Nobility, Sun
Subdomains Day, Heroism, Honor, Inevitable, Leadership, Light
Favored Weapon spear
Centers of Worship Ancient Osirion
Ra is the god of the sun, particularly the midday sun, and travels on a great solar barge through the heavens. He created most of the ancient Osirian gods and ruled as their king during the Age of Creation. The ancient Osirians believed they were created from Ra’s tears, and like the sun, Ra watches over all the earth and his creations. Ra is the ruler of the heavens, a deity of kings and royalty. He represents fair and just rule in accordance with the principles of honor and truth. Ra is depicted as a powerful man with the head of a falcon and a blazing solar disk above his head. He is the father of Bastet, Hathor, Maat, and Sekhmet, though he created many of the other Osirian gods as well. His archenemy is Apep, and every night Ra must defend the sun against the great serpent who seeks to consume it. That the sun rises in the morning is seen as proof of Ra’s victory over the Devourer of the Dawn.
Kings and pharaohs worship Ra as their patron, as do paladins and warriors battling against the forces of darkness. As the god of the sun, Ra is also venerated by commoners and farmers. Ra’s temples are open to the sky and decorated with obelisks representing petrified sun’s rays, and services are held in daylight under Ra’s watchful eye.