Egyptian Deities and Hieroglyphics - Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Caption: 'Sunk-relief depicting Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton, his wife Nefertiti, and three of their daughters, with the sun god Aten or Aton.' Akhenaten, known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV, was a pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of E Caption: 'Sunk-relief depicting Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton, his wife Nefertiti, and three of their daughters, with the sun god Aten or Aton.'.
Ra Ra (Re) was the primary name of the sun god of Ancient Egypt. He was often considered to be the King of the Gods and thus the patron of the pharaoh and one of the central gods of the Egyptian pantheon. He was also described as the creator of everything.
Another Egyptian God, Thoth is said to have reigned over the lands of Ancient Egypt from 8670 to 7100 BC. Interestingly, Egyptian High Priest Manetho, who had access to unlimited ancient texts from the Ancient Library of Alexandria, and who wrote for the Pharaoh the history of Ancient Egypt in 30 volumes makes reference to the divine beings that ruled during Pre-Pharaonic Egypt.
The Egyptian creation myths introduce Ra as the sun god and he who created beings by using their secret name to bring them into existence. Many myths intersect, but one posits Ra bringing Earth into existence from the watery nature of Nun.
As the narrator explains the Ancient Egyptian beliefs in the Sun God, a reconstruction of a pharaoh and her soldiers is seen in the Egyptian desert. The pyramids were built so the Sun God could be.
Egyptian art traditionally depicted figures in stiff, standard poses denoting formal roles and status. Common themes included military prowess and preparations for the afterlife. Sun god.
Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Most Egyptian gods represented one principle aspect of the world: Ra was the sun god, for example, and Nut was goddess of the sky. The characters of the gods were not clearly defined. Most were generally benevolent but their favor could not be counted on.