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Auf

by Emily Hancock, Clarksville Middle School
In Egyptian mythology, Auf was another name for Re, the sun god. Re assumed this name on his nightly visit to the underworld. This trip was made so that he could get to the other side of the world, where he could rise in the morning. He travelled through each of the twelve regions of the underworld in a boat, different from the one that he used to carry the sun across the sky by day. The boat was ornamented with serpents and manned by a crew of spirits. There were many demons that Auf had to overcome on these trips, but some were considered friendly because they disposed of his greater enemies.

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  • Also known as:
    Efu Ra

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