Dec 2, 2010

Deity a Day: Day 8


Auf (Efu Ra)
(Egyptian)

(From: HERE)

An aspect of the sun god Ra.

Auf was a ram-headed god who wore the solar disc and travelled at night through the Underworld waterways in order to reach the east in time for the new day; however, he still had to fight off the creatures of the Underworld.  Demons and gods towed his boat along while Auf stood in a deck-house, over which was coild the serpent Mehen who warded off the dangerous Apep.  The boat of night was crewed by the gods Hu, Saa, and Wewawet.

From: A Guide to the Gods, compiled by Richard Carlyon

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