The Wings of Ra by ajisaac

The Wings of Ra

This is a shot of the front facade of Barclays Bank in the county town of Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire.

Originally The London and Provincial Bank, built somewhere between 1870 & 1914, when Barclays acquired The L&P Banks assets.

If you look at the facade you will not carvings of what appear to be 'the wings of Ra', a familiar Egyptian icon.

According to ancient accounts Ra was the king of the deities and the father of all creation.
He in their culture was the patron of the sun, heaven, kingship, power, and light. He was not only the deity who governed the actions of the sun, he could also be the physical sun itself, as well as the day.

While he possessed many literal forms, Ra also expressed himself differently when combined with other deities. When associated with Amun, one of the great unknowable creator deities, he became Amun-Ra and represented the raw, universal power of the sun.

Combined with Horus he became Ra-Horakhty or “Ra-Horus in the horizon.” Horus represented Ra in human form as the Pharaoh in Egypt. Ra could also take the guise of his fierce daughter, Sekhmet or his loving daughter, Hathor. He moved the sun across the sky as the beetle Khepri and brought it back through the underworld on a mythical barge.

The Egyptians were an agricultural society living in a desert, so not surprisingly, the sun – and thereby Ra – was an integral component of their cosmos, guiding their thoughts and actions.

Very Nice!
August 22nd, 2022  
@jacqbb Thank you.
September 4th, 2022  
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