Ra

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Ra
Ra, King of the Heavens.
(Deity)

Titles
King of the Heavens
Alignment
Areas of Concern
Creation, Rulership, Sun
Edicts
Bring order to chaos, kill evil monsters, support just laws, provide warmth if needed
Anathema
Avoid personal change, kill a living thing with cold, seal building from sunlight
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Fire, Glory, Law, Nobility, Sun
Subdomains (1E)
Day, Heroism, Honor, Inevitable, Leadership, Light
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Fire, nature, sun, time
Favored Weapon
Symbol
Solar disk
Sacred Animal
Source: Empty Graves, pg(s). 72 (1E)
Gods & Magic, pg(s). 124–125 (2E)

Ra is the ruler of the deities in the Osirian pantheon and the legendary king of Osirion during the Age of Creation. He represents the sun and fair, just, honourable rulership, and is credited by many Osirians to be their creator.1

Appearance

Ra is a powerful falcon-headed man with a sun disc blazing above his head.1

Home

Ra travels on a great barge through the heavens.1

Relationships

A Family Tree of the Osirian Pantheon.

Ra is the father of Bastet, Hathor, Maat and Sekhmet, and the creator of many other Osirian deities. Thoth, his son-in-law, serves as his counsellor and secretary, and Wadjet supports him as the patron of kings.12

Apep, the great serpent who seeks to consume the sun, is Ra's arch-enemy whom he has to fight every night to protect the sun; he is often aided in this great battle by Bastet, Horus, Selket and Sobek.13456 Every sunrise is seen as evidence of Apep's defeat at Ra's hands, albeit a temporary one until the sun rises no more and everything ends.17

Cults

Ra is worshipped by both pharaohs and paladins fighting against darkness as well as by commoners. Obelisks representing petrified sunlight are always found in Ra's temples, which are open to the sky and where services are held in daylight.1

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 72. Paizo Inc., 2014
  2. Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 75. Paizo Inc., 2014
  3. Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 67. Paizo Inc., 2014
  4. Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 68. Paizo Inc., 2014
  5. Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 73. Paizo Inc., 2014
  6. Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 74. Paizo Inc., 2014
  7. Robert G. McCreary. “Gods of Ancient Osirion” in Empty Graves, 66. Paizo Inc., 2014