A Meeting of the Gods. Search this site. Some unlikely pairings Zeus and Ra. Hades and Anubis. Hermes and Loki. A loud rumble erupted over some Egyptian plains. We thought surely that it must be Ra, the Egyptian God and creator.
Both are the supreme active powers in their mythologies, and both have authority over the sky at a conceptual level. Other than being King of the Gods and controlling the sun. Fights a primordial deity of chaos each day zeus himself was scared of primordial dieties pissed himself when hypnos ran to Nyx.
He is clear in stating that they are the same, but different names. There are similarities in the interactions between god and man, and immortality especially when comparing the Pharaohs to heroes. The common use of the term Egyptian Pantheon, a Greek routed word typically used to refer to the gods also shows their connection. In order to further portray the contrast and similarities of Greek and Egyptian mythology to Herodotus, I think it is important to look at some of the Gods he compares. In doing so we can start to see the way in which different cultures myths relate and transform, even in referencing modern religion, and the way past scholars viewed these transformations. This could also show evidence of the function of religion and myths when comparing the differences to the local culture and environment. Herodotus refers to Atum Ra as Zeus.
Amun was attested from the Old Kingdom together with his wife Amaunet. With the 11th Dynasty c. Amun-Ra retained chief importance in the Egyptian pantheon throughout the New Kingdom with the exception of the " Atenist heresy " under Akhenaten. Amun-Ra in this period 16th to 11th centuries BC held the position of transcendental , self-created  creator deity "par excellence"; he was the champion of the poor or troubled and central to personal piety. With Osiris , Amun-Ra is the most widely recorded of the Egyptian gods. As the chief deity of the Egyptian Empire , Amun-Ra also came to be worshipped outside Egypt, according to the testimony of ancient Greek historiographers in Libya and Nubia. As Zeus Ammon , he came to be identified with Zeus in Greece. Amun rose to the position of tutelary deity of Thebes after the end of the First Intermediate Period , under the 11th Dynasty. As the patron of Thebes, his spouse was Mut.