One of the most sacred weapons and artifacts of the Bana-Mighdall Amazon tribe. The Bow of Ra was forged by Nephtys of the Egyptian pantheon for her father figure Ra. The bow harnesses the power of the sun itself to unleash unspeakable destructive power, usually in a bright flare of heat and light as thought by Jason Todd. The Bow usually falls into the hands of the Bana-Mighdall's mightiest of warriors, the Shim'Tar, to oversee its protection and use. They utilize the Bow to protect Bana-Mighdall and keep it from falling into the wrong hands and bringing destruction to the world.
The Bow shares a special connection with those capable of wielding it. The bond they share allows them to summon the bow to them at any time. It even extends beyond death, enabling it to revive a wielder from the dead, even if they have been dead for a considerable period of time. This connection also empowers a wielder with abilities far beyond those of a normal Amazon. In addition to enhanced strength and durability, they can also channel the bow's energy into blasts projected from their hands.
Also, the bow has a mind of its own. It is extremely picky about it's wielders, injuring or killing unworthy candidates. However, those it considered worthy can not only control the bow, but are protected from its power. Should it be used against another worthy wielder, the the arrows will not kill them, though they can be injured.
However, its power is double edged. If the user isn't strong enough, they run the risk of being corrupted by it, or killed outright. Victims become mentally unhinged and seek to destroy everything in their path. One such victim is Akila. After using the Bow to protect her home from an invasion, she became consumed by the power. As a result, she had to be put down by Wonder Woman and Artemis. Another consequence comes when a Shim'Tar loses the ability to control the bow's power entirely. When that happens, any power the wielder took from the bow will build up inside them, causing them to eventually explode.