Ra the Sun God Story
Ra-the-Egyptian God of the sun:
Ra is an old Egyptian sun god, who thought to have created the world. The Egyptians thought this because they believed that the sun was a symbol of light, life, purification, and creation.
They believed that the sun delivered so many wonderful things for the Earth, such as the sun fostered the plants, and kept all living things healthy. Minus the sun the world be in a realm of darkness.
Despite being a creator Ra was closely related to the pharaohs of ancient Egypt.
~ The Beginning worship of Ra ~
Ra’s main development with the pharaohs came in the late 2nd Dynasty and matured through the 5th Empire.
The pharaoh was believed to have been embodied in another Egyptian god, Horus, because the pharaoh was part mortal, and part god.
All over those Dynasties Ra began to be depicted as Horus, the pharaoh, and Ra hovering overhead, as if watching over the pharaoh.
The worship of Ra really started when the Ancient Egyptian began establishing pyramids to and for Ra. These pyramids were built in alignment with the rising and setting of the sun.
These pyramids were called solar pyramids. But the New Kingdom created temples with an open courtyard with an alter.
This alter was where the priests or the pharaohs themselves recite one of 12 poetic hymns predicting the various courses of the sun, every hour of the day.
~ The connection between Ra and Osirus ~
Additionally in the analysis of the solar pyramids archaeologists