According to ancient Egyptian mythology, Ra (pronounced ray) was believed to be the creator of the world. The name Ra represents sunlight, warmth and growth. The ancient Egyptians believed every god should illustrate some aspect of Ra, while Ra himself should represent every god. Kelly-Anne Love has created a beautiful Australian sun god in the form of a yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo and aptly named him Ra.
The ancient Egyptians usually depicted Ra in human form, with his falcon head crowned by a golden sun disc. In a similar way, Kelly-Anne Love’s illustration features a golden cheek. While this version doesn’t include the addition of the traditional symbol of the sacred cobra (named Uraeus) it does feature various Australian flora and related symbols on its beak.