Study Guide

Ra (Re) Spotter's Guide

Spotter's Guide

You can't really miss Ra—he's the sun, after all. If you walk outside and start squinting, you'll know he's around. Also, he sometimes looks like a cat, so that helps. But make sure you catch him during the day, because at night, he heads down to the Duat, and he doesn't really like to be bothered.

Sex: Male
Age: Adult
Build: Starting to get a little old in human form; looking fine as the Great Cat.
Complexion: Ra has a great tan.
Hair Color: If his falcon head has a wig, it's usually lapis blue. If he's in cat form, he's gold with black spots, like a cheetah. Every once in a while, he has a bull's head or a ram's head, and even more rarely, he grabs a big black beetle to put over his face! (Ew.)
Facial Hair: A nice pharaoh's beard
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: Royal necklaces; a crown with a round sun-disk and a cobra; various royal scepters
Clothing: A white kilt with red and gold accents
Armor: A shirt of golden scale mail
Type of Weapon: Sometimes Ra has a khopesh (a curved long sword), and sometimes he just lets his bodyguards handle things.

Typical Companions:

Ra's bodyguards: Hu (words), Sia (wisdom), and Heka (magic)
Various other gods who visit the Sun Boat

Known Hangouts:

The Sun Boat
The sky (during the day), the Duat (the place the sun goes at night)
The beach

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