Ra was the first god, with whom all of creation came into being. He was the light that called into being all of creation by speaking their true names. Ra was the sun god, the god of gods, the father of gods and he embodied power, creation, and light. He also was as the eldest of the gods. The god that ruled all others from time immeasurable. It was said that he grew so old and weary that he could not remain on earth, and Nuit lifted him into the heavens to rule eternal. He was the luminous sun god and the eternal ruler and protector; the timeless and the time-heavy.