Ammon-Ra was one of the oldest of the extra-dimensional race of beings known as the Ogdoad, who were worshiped as gods by the people of Ancient Egypt and Nubia, and became ancestors of the ruling council of Egypt known as the Ennead. Ammon-Ra gained prominence after the end of the Hyborian Age which occurred roughly around 18,000 BC. The ancient pharaohs credited him with creating the basis of Egyptian culture, and Thoth nominated him as ruler of the gods after their primeval ancestor Atum-Ra (not to be confused with Atum the God-Slayer) retreated from earth. Ammon-Ra took the goddess Amaunet, also known as Maat as his wife, and had several children, but he also courted several of the goddesses of Egypt and had several children out of wedlock.
Ammon-Ra was considered one the four creator gods of Egypt with Atum, Khnemu and Ptah. He was constantly at war with the malevolent snake-god named Apophis, who may have been an incarnation of the Elder God Set or its offspring. The cat-goddess, Bast, saved him once from Apophis and he seduced her to show his appreciation, later becoming father of the gods Mihos and Sakhmet.
Around 1350 BC, Amenhotep turned away from worshiping Ammon-Ra to promote the religion of one true god he called Aton. He changed his name to Akhenaton and established new cities in Egypt, Nubia and Syria dedicated to the worship of Aton and attempted to obliterate all traces of worship of the former Egyptian gods. Akhenaton later vanished, supposedly removed from power by his priests who supported Ammon-Ra whose religious eclipse did not last and was restored back to prominence.
In his later years, Ammon-Ra grew tired of mortals and departed from earthly rule for another plane of existence later known as Celestial Heliopolis and left his throne to Osiris. Afterward, after each of the gods retired from earthly rule, they retreated to Heliopolis. Ammon-Ra was later tricked by Isis into telling her one of his secret names and she used the spells behind it to restore her husband Osiris back to life after he had been killed by his unscrupulous brother Seth, who usurped the throne for himself. Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris, battled Seth for several millennia and was finally defeated at the same time as the Battle of Actium when the Roman navies sailed against the ships of Marc Antony and Cleopatra. Seth eventually proved victorious and imprisoned several of the gods in a pyramid that vanished beneath the sands of Egypt. In the absence of Osiris, Ammon-Ra became a member of the Council of God-Kings with the other rulers of the Gods of Earth to discuss the threat of the Third Host of the Celestials.
In modern years, Osiris and the imprisoned Egyptian gods were freed from the pyramid by Odin and Thor of the Asgardian gods, who then earned the wrath of Seth. Ammon-Ra has since retreated into obscurity once more. 
Ammon Ra possesses various superhuman abilities as a result of his Ennead physiology. However, many of his powers are considerably greater than those of most of his race due to the fact that he is their ruler.
Superhuman Strength: Ammon Ra possesses superhuman strength he is capable of lifting about 30 tons.
Superhuman Speed: Ammon Ra is capable of running and moving at speeds much greater than even the finest human athlete.
Superhuman Stamina: Ammon Ra body produces considerably less fatigue toxins than the muscles of human beings, and most other members of his race for that matter, during physical activity. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several days before fatigue begins to impair him.
Superhuman Durability: Ammon Ra body is highly resistant to physical injury. He is fully capable of withstanding great impact forces, temperature and pressure extremes, and powerful energy blasts without sustaining any form of injury.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Like all members of his race, is capable of healing with superhuman levels of speed and efficiency if injured. He is capable of regenerating missing limbs or organs.
Immortality: Ammon Ra is functionally immortal in the sense that he is immune to aging. He has not aged since reaching adulthood and is immune to all known Earthly diseases and infections.
Energy Manipulation: Ammon Ra is capable of manipulating great quantities of energy for a variety of uses including firing powerful beams of energy, temporarily augmenting his physical attributes, teleporting across great distances and dimensions, granting superhuman powers to living beings or inanimate objects, etc.
Abilities: Although rarely doing so, Ammon Ra is a formidable combatant, particularly in using his energy manipulating capabilities in combat situations.
Ammon-Ra wields an ankh-crowned staff through which he has been seen channeling his own powerful energies.
- Ammon-Ra is not to be confused with Atum-Re (his father).
- 4 Appearances of Ammon Ra (Earth-616)
- Media Ammon Ra (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 1 Images featuring Ammon Ra (Earth-616)
- Quotations by or about Ammon Ra (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Ammon Ra (Earth-616)
- Ammon-Ra at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
Discover and Discuss
- Search this site for:
|Like this? Let us know!|