Ra 1 (rä) also Re (rā)
The ancient Egyptian sun god, the supreme deity represented as a man with the head of a falcon crowned with a solar disk and uraeus.
[Egyptian r', sun, Ra.]
(click for a larger image)Ra1
relief carving of Ra,
the sun god, at the
Temple of Kom Ombo
near Kom Ombo, Egypt
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