Ra's black blaze instantly turned Apollo's followers to cinders. Even with such a display of his oppressive might, Ra experienced an unusual pang of melancholy. He had long considered Apollo a worthy rival. Though far from an ally, there was still a certain bond between them, or so Ra thought. Yet the cold reality was that Apollo was now in front of him, sword at the ready. Ra bared his nails at him and muttered, "Too bad..."
The origin of the name is uncertain, but it is thought that if not a word for 'sun' it may be a variant of or linked to words meaning 'creative power' and 'creator'. Wikipedia
Artwork by Yang Mansik.