Re was the supreme god of the ancient Egyptians. This is how he was
There are four unusual things about the male Immortals and Re is no exception.
He has a strange object in each hand, something is hanging down towards the
ground from his back, and instead of a human-looking head he has a bird-like
head. The rest of his exposed body looks normal for a human being. For Re (now
written this way in English by scholars, who used to write his name as Ra), his
symbol was the obelisk. Here is a closer look:
This being, the purpose of his symbol, and the meaning of his accoutrements, is
what we will try to investigate further in this episode.