Rat In Egyptian mythology, wife of the sun god Ra. She was called “mother of the gods,” as Ra was called “father of the gods.” However, she was really a late development in the cult of Ra and amounts to little more than Ra’s name
feminized. The sun god was said to have sired the first divine couple without recourse to a female. Rat was portrayed in Egyptian art as a woman wearing on her head a disk with horns and the uraeus. Sometimes there were two feathers on the disk.
Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow– Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante