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Re is the god of the Midday sun. He created Shu and Tefnut. Re is also known as Ra & Rai , he has said to be one who created humankind. It is said that each day he travels though the sky on a barque. And each night he travels though the underworld, fighting the monster Apep who tries to prevent the sun god from rising again the next day. The gods Seth and Mehen are sometimes depicted as aiding Re in his fight each night. It was said that when a pharaoh died he goes and joins Re`s entourage. Re is usually portrayed as a man with the head of a falcon, crowned with a sun disc.