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Ra Base Card Art - Amber Shelton by Pernastudios Ra Base Card Art - Amber Shelton by Pernastudios
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Perna Studios is very excited to announce our very first trading card set entitled Classic Mythology. This set will focus on 6 timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, Japanese and Hindu. We have an impressive list of artists involved on this set working on both base/promo cards and sketch cards.



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PLEASE, NEGATIVE CRITIQUES ARE NOT WELCOME. THESE ARE ARTISTS INTERPRETATIONS. DESCRIPTIONS ARE BASED ON VARIOUS STORIES THAT ALL DIFFER FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. THANK YOU.



This gorgeous art of the Egyptian God Ra is created by the very talented artist Amber Shelton. :icondixey: This beautiful art will be a base card in our Classic Mythology card set. Sets will be available for purchase in March 2012. Release date is subject to change.



Ra (Re) - Egyptian Mythology - is the ancient Egyptian sun god, also a creator deity, whose chief cult centre was based in Heliopolis. In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was merged with the god Horus, as Re-Horakhty ("Ra, who is Horus of the Two Horizons"). He was believed to rule in all parts of the created world the sky, the earth, and the underworld. He was associated with the falcon or hawk. When in the New Kingdom the god Amun rose to prominence he was fused with Ra as Amun-Ra. To the Egyptians, the sun represented light, warmth, and growth. This made the sun deity very important as the sun was seen as the ruler of all that he created. The sun disk was either seen as the body or eye of Ra. Ra was thought to travel on two solar boats called the Mandjet (the Boat of Millions of Years), or morning boat and the Mesektet, or evening boat. These boats took him on his journey through the sky and the underworld. When Ra traveled in his sun boat he was accompanied by various other deities including Sia (perception) and Hu (command) as well as Heka (magic power). Sometimes members of the Ennead helped him on his journey, including Set who overcame the serpent Apophis and Mehen who defended against the monsters of the underworld. Apophis, an enormous serpent tried to stop the sun boat's journey every night by consuming it or by stopping it in its tracks with a hypnotic stare. In the evening the Egyptians believed that Ra set as Atum or in the form of a ram. The Mesektet or Night boat would carry him through the underworld and back towards the east in preparation for his rebirth. These myths of Ra represent the sunrise as the rebirth of the sun by the sky goddess Nut, thus attributing the concept of rebirth and renewal to Ra and strengthening his role as a creator god.


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:iconenkililsta8411:
aaaaaaaaaaaa Yeah right!  well ......... awesome yup awesome
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Pernastudios Apr 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Good work! Ra is splendid here! I somewhat understood the whole Ra and Horus deal, but it never occurred to me about how Ra-Horakhty came to be.
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Loving these cards!
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Pernastudios Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! We are super excited about the upcoming release of this set.
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ElainePerna Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The colors are amazing in this. :love:
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Seth19931 Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing :wow: all the details!!! very well done!
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Pernastudios Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! We love the colors on this piece. It really stands out.
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Seth19931 Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yeah! it does :) welcome :)
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NileHeart Mar 9, 2012   General Artist
OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS STUNNING! :wow:
Ra is my fave Egyptian god of all time! :D He is so badass!
Lovely interpritation of him too! :love:
I love it!
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