Ra was an ancient god, but not the oldest of the gods; the first references to Ra date from the . However, by the he was a powerful god who was closely associated with the pharaoh. The Pharaoh was already seen as the embodiment of and so the two gods became linked, sometimes as the composite deity Ra- ("Ra (is) Horus of the Horizon"). Ra also came to be associated with (the creator god of the in Heliopolis) as Atum-Ra. By the the pharaoh was referred to as the son of Ra and the name of Ra was incorporated into the throne name of every king from that point onwards. Many Old Kingdom pharaohs built sun temples in which to worship Ra.
King Ranch Quarter Horses – The West was won on horseback, so it is only fitting that the birthplace of American ranching should also be the center of excellence for great ranch horses.
In 1853, Captain Richard King purchased a creek-fed oasis in the Wild Horse Desert of South Texas, sparking generations of integrity, preservation, and innovation called King Ranch.
The Ranch now covers 825,000 acres—more land than the state of Rhode Island. Over the course of 150 years, King Ranch has led some of the first cattle drives, developed the Santa Gertrudis and Santa Cruz breeds of cattle, bred the finest quarter horses, and produced champion thoroughbreds—all under its iconic Running W® brand.