The Egyptian god Ra was a sun god. To the Egyptians, the sun represented light, warmth, and growth. This made the sun deity very important. In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was merged with the god Horus, as Re-Horakhty.¹
Re -Horakhty is the son of Isis and Osiris. Previously called Horus, he ascended to take the place of the original sun-god, Ra, after defeating Set to avenge the murder of Osiris. He absorbed the divine essence of the aging Re, increasing his power beyond that of his parents.²
And as the legends³ go, Re-Horakhty took human form in the avatar of Arden, a powerful priest. Arden was killed when several “gods of darkness” attacked his temple. Tsathogga, a Demon Lord, tore Arden’s left eye from its socket during the battle.
Arden’s faithful gathered what was left of the god’s body and placed it within the temple. The eye itself became a relic known as “The Globe of Arden.” It retained some magical energies and became an artifact dedicated to the Sun, Light, and Life.
Over time, the forces of evil managed to steal away the artifact, and seal it away from the light within a stone dais. inscribed with the words “RAS EVIL GRIN.” The dais was enchanted by thirteen different Demon Lords, creating a devious trap for any who would attempt to retrieve the Globe. The trap was created to mock the followers of the Re-Horakhty, harnessing the power of the Globe to destroy the ones who would seek to reclaim it. The artifact is forever lost within the its dark, stone prison, hidden away from those who would enjoy its beauty and light.
² Deities and Demigods, 2002, page 138
³ Demons and Devils, 2000, page 15.