In ancient Egyptian religion, Ra was a sun god who had the head of a hawk crowned with a sun disk. In an enchanted boat, he sailed across the heavens during the day and then through the duat (underworld) at night. In Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends, Lewis Spence asserts that Ra resided in heaven and sat upon ” metal throne, the sides of which were embossed with the faces of lions and hoofs of bulls. His train or company surrounded him and was in its turn encircled by the lesser companies of deities.”