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List of Gods   : "Sun"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "A-a" Mespoptomia / Babylon / Akkadia / W Semitic She was a Sun goddess
Goddess name "A-a" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian / / western Semitic Sun goddess. Consort of the un god SAMAS . Also AYA....
God name "ADONIS (lord)" Lebanon / Syria Fertility and vegetation god. Adonis is modeled on the Mesopotamian dying vegetation god DUMUZI (Hebrew: Tammuz). He appears as a youthful deity. The river Adonis [Nahr Ibrahim] is sacred to him largely because its waters flow red after heavy Winter Rains, having become saturated with ferrous oxide. In Hellenic tradition he is the son of the mythical Cyprian king Cinyras and his mother is MYRRHA. According to Hesiod he is also the son of Phoenix and Alphesiboea. He is the consort of APHRODITE. Tradition has it that he was killed by a boar during a hunting expedition and is condemned to the underworld for six months of each year, during which the earth's vegetation parches and dies under the summer Sun and drought. He was honored in a spring festival when priests in effeminate costume gashed themselves with knives. Frequently depicted nude and sometimes carrying a lyre. Also ATTIS (Phrygian); ATUNIS (Etruscan)....
Goddess name "AMATERASU-O-MI-KAMI" Shinto / Japan Sun goddess. The central figure of Shintoism and the ancestral deity of the imperial house. One of the daughters of the primordial god IZANAGI and said to be his favorite offspring, she was born from his left eye. She is the sibling of SUSANO-WO, the storm god. According to mythology she and Susano-Wo are obliged to join each other in order to survive....
God name "AMUN" Egypt Supreme creator god. Amun is a Sun god, lord of the sky and king of the Egyptian world....
God name "ATEN" Egypt Creator Sun god. Aten, the Sun as a disc, was revered as a numen in his own right, distinct from Atum or Re, from circa 2000 BC and possibly earlier. His influence had been growing under several pharaohs including Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis IV and Amenhotep III, who initiated a cult of Aten at Heliopolis....
God name "ATUM" Egypt Sun god and creator god. Atum is generally represented in human form and often wears a crown which combines those of Upper and Lower Egypt. He is represented as various animals including the bull, lion, snake and lizard. Atum was regarded as the progenitor of the Egyptian pharaohs. Both Atum and Re are represented by a Divine black bull, Mnevis or Mer-wer, wearing the Sun disc and uraeus or snake between its horns. It acts as an intercessor between the Sun god and his priests in Heliopolis....
God name "Aam" Egyptian A name for the god Tem, a form of the Sun god in the city of Annu. Book of the Dead associates Aam with the Sun god Ra. Egyptian
"Aarvak" Norse Aka. Arvaka, [Early awake]. The name of one of the horses of the Sun. Norse.
"Abou-Bekr" Arab Called Father of the Virgin, i.e. , Mahomet's favourite wife. He was the first caliph, and was founder of the sect called the Sunnites.
God name "Acacia" Egypt Acacia-wood was held in ancient times to be the "Wood of Life" and sacred to the Sun god of Egypt.
Planet name "Adamida" Christian A planet on which reside the unborn spirits of saints, martyrs, and believers. U'riel, the angel of the Sun, was ordered at the crucifixion to interpose this planet between the Sun and the earth, so as to produce a total eclipse. Early Christian
"Adaro" Melanesia / Polynesia A creature which is half human, half fish, having the upper body of a human and the lower part of its body is like a fish. They live in the Sun, and travel to earth on Rainbows. Melanesia / Polynesia
Goddess name "Aditya (descendant of Aditi)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Collective name for Sun gods. These numbered six in Vedic times but later increased to twelve. The sons of the primordial goddess ADITI. Also an epithet for SURYA. Attributes: two or more lotuses....
Angel name "Adnachiel" Christian The angel of the Sun sign Sagittarius. Ask him nicely and he'll grant you independence, honesty and chat-up lines. Christian
God name "Adonis" Phoenicia / Syria A dying & resurrected god that embodies vegetation scorched by the heat of the summer Sunshine
God name "Adrammelech" Assyria God of the people of Sepharvaim, to whom infants were burnt in sacrifice (Kings xvii, 31). Probably the Sun.
God name "Aglibol" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian moon god. Known from Palmyra and linked with the Sun god Yarhibol. The cult continued into Hellenic times and was later extended to Rome. Attributes include a sickle moon....
God name "Agni" India A god of lightning, fire, & the Sun & who also mediates between the gods & humans
God name "Agni" India God of lightning, fire, and the Sun and who also mediates between the gods and humans. India
God name "Ah Ciliz" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of solar eclipses. He is said to eat the Sun during an eclipse, but at other times attends upon the Sun god, serving him meals....
God name "Ah Kin" Mayan God of the Sun, who brings drought but protects man from the powers of evil associated with darkness Mayan
Goddess name "Ah Kin (he of the sun)" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Sun god. A deity of ambivalent personality, the young suitor of the moon goddess Acna, also the aged Sun god in the sky. He is feared as the bringer of drought, but also protects mankind from the powers of evil associated with darkness. Said to be carried through the underworld at night on the shoulders of the god Sucunyum. Ah Kin is prayed to at Sunrise and rituals include the burning of incense. He is invoked to cure illness and to bring wives to bachelors. Attributes include a square third eye subtended by a loop, a strong Roman nose, a squint and incisor teeth filed to a T-shape. Also Acan Chob (Lacandon); Chi Chac Chob; Kinich Ahau; God G....
God name "Ah Kin Xoc" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of poetry. Regarded as a great singer and musician since most Mayan poetry is Sung or chanted. He may appear as a hummingbird and is considered by some authorities to be an avatara of the Sun god. Also Ah Kin Xocbiltun; P'izlimtec....
God name "Ah Kinchil" Mayan God of war and the Sun Mayan
God name "Ahau Kin" Mayan Meaning "lord of the Sun face," he was a Sun god and moon god; he had two manifestations. At night, he became a jaguar god and lord of the underworld. Mayan
Goddess name "Ai Ada" Turkey God of the moon. Husband of Kun, Goddess of the Sun. Turkey
Goddess name "Aimend" Ireland / Scotland Minor Sun Goddess who is thought to be the daughter of the king of the region known as Corco Loidhe. Ireland / Scotland
Goddess name "Aine" Celtic / Irish Obscure sky or Sun goddess. May have an association with horses....
God name "Aja" Surya Is the son of king Raghu, and thus a scion of the Ikshavaku dynasty, who claimed descent from the Sun-God Surya. His paternal grandfather was the pious king Dileepa. king Aja's consort was the heavenly nymph Indumati; they were the parents of king Dasaratha of Ayodhya, who was the father of Rama.
Spirit name "Akasagarbha (essence of tbe sky)" Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Astral god. One of the BODHISATTVAS or spiritual meditation buddhas. He lives in the “womb of the sky.” Color: green. Attributes: Book, jewel, lotus and Sun disc. Also Khagarbha. In Japanese Buddhism this deity becomes the god Kokuzo....
God name "Aker" Egypt Chthonic earth god of passage. Known from the Old kingdom (circa 2700 BC onward). Controls the interface between eastern and western horizons of the underworld, and is the guardian of the gate through which the king passes into the underworld. Aker provides a safe course for the barque of the Sun god during its passage through the underworld at night. He may be seen as the socket holding the boat's mast. He is also considered benevolent against snake bites. Represented by opposite facing pairs of human or lion heads....
Goddess name "Akewa" Toba Sun and war goddess Toba
Goddess name "Akusaa" Egypt Goddess of war and Sunset. Egypt
Goddess name "Akycha" Inuit Goddess of war in Alaska, god of the Sun. Inuit
"Alcyoneus or Alcion" Argonautica Jupiter sent Hercules against him for stealing some of the Sun's oxen. But Hercules could not do anything, for immediately the giant touched the earth he received fresh strength. At length Pallas carried him beyond the moon. His seven daughters were metamorphosed into halcyons. Argonautica
"Aldebaran" Arabian The Sun in Arabian mythology. In astronomy, the star called the Bull's eye in the constellation Taurus.
God name "Alk'unta'm" Bella Coola The Sun god
God name "Alk'unta'm" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada Sun god. Linked closely with SENX, both are of equal significance. His mother is a cannibal woman, Nunuso' mikeeqone'im, who can turn into a mosquito....
Goddess name "Ama No Uzume" Japan The goddess of dawn and revelry in the Shinto. She famously relates to the tale of the missing Sun deity, Amaterasu. Japan
Goddess name "Ama Terasu" Japan The Sun goddess queen of the universe
Goddess name "Ama-Tsu-Mara" Shinto / Japan God of smiths. Depicted as a one-eyed ithyphallic god comparable to the Greek Cyclopes. He is strongly instrumental in fashioning the “perfect Divine mirror” with which the Sun goddess, AMATERASU, is lured from her cave. Also Ma-Hiko-Tsu-No-Kami....
God name "Amano-Iwato" Japanese Means "The cave of the Sun god" of "heavenly rock cave". In Japanese mythology, Susanoo, the Japanese god of the seas, was the one who drove Amaterasu into Ame-no-Iwato. This caused the Sun to hide for a long period of time.
Goddess name "Amaterasu" Japan The Sun goddess, grandmother of Jimmu Tenno, the first ruler of Japan.
Goddess name "Amaterasu" Japan / Shinto Sun Goddess, to unite the gods, she is given the highest respect The Great Ise Shrine in the east coast of Japan is dedicated to her. called Amaterasusume Omikami. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Amaterasu O-Mi-Kami/ Amaterasu Omikami" Japan / Shinto The Sun goddess
Goddess name "Ame-No-Uzume" Shinto / Japan Goddess of dancers. She plays a part in enticing the Sun goddess, AMATERASU, from her cave using the perfect Divine mirror....
Goddess name "Amma" Africa Creator god. He first created the Sun from a clay pot and coils of copper and the moon using a clay pot and brass. Black people were created from Sunlight and white from moonlight. He then proceeded to circumsise the earth goddess, whose clitoris was an anthill and their first offspring was a jackal. She then got pregnant by Rain and produced plants. He then became the father of mankind. Dogon Mali, West Africa
Goddess name "Amma (2)" Dogon / Mali, West Africa Creator god. He first created the Sun by baking a clay pot until it was white hot and coiling a band of copper around it eight times. He created the moon in similar fashion but used brass. Black people were created from Sunlight and white from moonlight. Later, having circumcised the earth goddess, whose clitoris was an anthill, he impregnated her and produced the first creature, a jackal. Next he fertilized her with Rain to engender plant life and finally became the father of mankind....
God name "Ammon/ Amen" Egypt The god of air, wind, Sun, reincarnation, war
God name "Amun" Egyptian An Egyptian deity who combined with the Sun god to become Amun-Re, Amun was paramount in the Egyptian pantheon during the height of the pharaonic empire.
Goddess name "An i" Egypt / Upper Guardian deity. Seems to have become assimilated with HORUS and was one of the protectors of the eastern sky in which the Sun rises. According to some texts he is also responsible for the decapitation of the goddess HATHOR in a conflict for the throne of Egypt. Anti is known from Middle kingdom coffin texts (circa 2000 BC). Depicted as a falcon, or a human with a falcon's head, standing on a crescent-shaped barque....
God name "Ananse" Ashanti Creator of the Sun, stars, day, moon and night who often intercedes between gods and mortals Ashanti
God name "Ananse Ashanti" Africa The creator of the Sun, stars, day, moon & night who often intercedes between gods & mortals
God name "Anextiomarus" Roman / British A Celtic epithet of the Sun-god Apollo recorded in a Romano-British inscription from South Shields, England. The form is a variant of Anextlomarus 'Great protector', a Divine style or name attested in a fragmentary Gallo-Roman dedication from Le Mans, France. Anextlomarus is also attested as a Gaulish man's father's name at Langres, and a feminine Divine form, Anextlomara, appears in two other Gallo-Roman dedications from Avenches, Switzerland. Roman / British
Spirit name "Angpetu Wi" Dakota The Sun spirit. Dakota
God name "Anhur" Egypt Aka Anher, Anhert. Official God of the nome Abt and its capital. Rules over war, Sun and the sky. Egypt.
Demon name "Aningan" Inuit The moon, brother to the Sun whom moon chases across the sky. Aningan has a great igloo in the sky where he rests. Irdlirvirissong, his demon cousin, lives there as well. The moon is a great hunter, and his sledge is always piled high with seal skins and meat. Inuit
Spirit name "Anp" Lakota spirit of light, especially the reddish Sunlight of dawn. Lakota
God name "Ansa" Hindu / Puranic Minor Sun god. One of six...
Goddess name "Anshur/ Ashur/ Asshur" Assyria Not only be goddess of the Sun, but it was the that killed the dragon of chaos during creation
God name "Aondo" Africa Creator god who lives in the sky and sends the Sun each morning. Central Nigeria, West Africa
God name "Aondo" Tiv / central Nigeria, West Africa Creator god. An abstract principle who lives in the sky. He sends the Sun each morning, roars with the thunder which heralds his storms and is the creator of the earth....
Demon name "Apep" Egypt Aka Apepi, Apophis. demon enemy of the Sun this huge serpent caused storms and eclipses and ate the Sun at evening. Rules over: darkness, storm, night, the underworld, death, eclipses. Egypt
God name "Apolake" Philippines God of war, guardian of the Sun. Philippines
God name "Apulu Later Aplu" Etruscan Sun god, often depicted in art with a staff and laurel branches. He was clearly derived from the Greek god Apollo. Etruscan
God name "Ard Greimme" Scotland Father of the famed warrioress sister Aife and Scathach. Once a Sun God. Ireland, Scotland
"Ard Greimme" Scotland Means "high power" or "High Sun";. He is the father of the warrioress sisters Aife and Scathach Ireland / Scotland
Goddess name "Arinna" Hittite The "sun goddess of Arinna". As well as the weather God later associated with the Hurrian "Teshup", Arinna, the Sun goddess and their children are all deriviations from the former Hatti Pantheon. Hittite
Goddess name "Arinna (sun goddess)" Hittite / Hurrian Solar deity. May have taken androgynous form, but also identified as the consort of the weather god TESUB. Probably the head of the Hittite state pantheon. There is little detail because the religious center of Arinna is knownonly from texts. The Sun goddess was also perceived to be a paramount chthonic or earth goddess. She becomes largely syncretized with the Hurrian goddess HEBAT....
"Arvaka" Norse Aka. Aarvak, [Early awake]. The name of one of the horses of the Sun. Norse.
Goddess name "Aryaman (companion)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Minor Sun god. In Vedic times, the god of formal hospitality. One of six ADITYA sons of the goddess ADITI. Attributes: club, two lotuses and prayer wheel....
Goddess name "Aschtoreth aka Ascherah" Canaanitian Aschirat, Goddess of fertility, as well as Sun and ocean. Canaanitian
"Ashvins" Hindu Sons of the Sun. Hindu
Supreme god name "Asis" Kenya / Uganda God of the Sun. The younger brother of the supreme god of heaven Tororut. In Nandi Asis becomes the supreme creator god. Kenya / Uganda
Supreme god name "Asis" Suk / Pokot / Kenya / Uganda, East Africa Sun god. These two tribes share the same pantheon. The younger brother of the supreme god of heaven TORORUT. In Nandi [Kenya] religion, Asis becomes the supreme creator god....
God name "At" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The Sun deity representing the fourth of the five world ages each of which lasted for 2,028 heavenly years, each heavenly year being fifty-two terrestrial years. Assigned to water and presided over by CHALCHIUHTLICUE. According to tradition, the age ended in a cataclysmic destruction caused by a deluge during which all the human population were turned into fish. Illustrated by the “Stone of the Four Suns” [Yale Peabody Museum]. Also 4(Atl), Atonatiuh and Chalchiutonatiuh....
God name "Ataa Naa Nyongmo" Gan / district around Accra, Ghana, West Africa Creator god. He engendered the earth and also controls the Sun and the Rain. He causes disasters such as epidemics and earthquakes if his laws and rites are disobeyed....
God name "Ataa Naa Nyongmo Gan" Ghana The creator god that controls the Sun & the Rain, call causes disasters as epidemics & and earthquakes if you don't follow his rules
Angel name "Atel" Christian An angel of the air ruling who only works on Sundays. Christian
God name "Aten" Egypt The creator of the universe in ancient Egyptian mythology, usually regarded as a Sun god represented by the Sun's disk. Egypt
"Atseatsan" Haudenosaunee First man and a solar divinity, He and his wife raise the Sun up into the heavens on long poles, since it is too hot to take hold of directly. Haudenosaunee
God name "Au" Gilbert Island God of the Sun and sky lord Gilbert Island.
Goddess name "Auchimalgen" Chile moon goddess, wife of the Sun. Only Auchimalgen cares anything for the human race, all the rest of the gods being utterly malevolent. Auchimalgen wards off evil spirits and turns red when some important person is about to die. Chile
God name "Auf" Egypt Aka Euf Ra. An aspect of the Sun god Ra. Shown as a ram-headed man wearing the solar disk. Rules over Peace, rest, sleep, courage.
God name "Auseklis (morning star)" Pre - Christian Latvian Minor astral god. An attendant of the Sun god, linked with fertility and involved in the activity of the heavenly bath house....
Supreme god name "Awonawilona" Pueblo / Zuni The One Who Contains Everything. The Supreme God, the Creator of All. Before the creation there was only Awonawilona; all else was darkness and emptiness. Both male and female, Awonawilona created everything from himself and taking form became the maker of light, the Sun. Pueblo / Zuni
Goddess name "Aya" Mesopotamian / Babylonian Akkadian Mother goddess. Derived from the Sumerian model of S ERIDA. Consort of the Sun god S AMAS whose marriage was celebrated at New Year in Babylon....
Goddess name "BASTET" Egypt Feline goddess associated with the vengeance of the Sun god. Bastet is the daughter of the Sun god RE and is regarded as his instrument of vengeance, the “rage in his eye.” Alternatively she is the eldest daugh ter of AMUN. She has a son, the lion headed god MIHOS....
Deities name "Baa! Samin (lord of heaven)" Western Semitic / Phoenician Head of the pantheon. Probably originated in Canaanite culture as a god of Rain and vegetation, but became extensively revered in places as far apart as Cyprus and Carthage. Epithets include “bearer of thunder.” Baal Samin is first mentioned in a fourteenth century BC treaty between the Hittite king Suppiluliuma and Nigmadu II of Ugarit. He had a major sanctuary at Byblos, according to inscription, “built by Yehemilk.” Josephus confirms that his cult existed at the time of Solomon. At Karatepe his name appears at the head of a list of national deities and on Seleucid coinage he is depicted wearing a half-moon crown and carrying a radiate Sun disc. Other epithets include “lord of eternity” and he may also have been god of storms at sea, a patron deity of mariners. By Hellenic times he equated with ZEUS in the Greek pantheon and the Romans identified him as Caelus (sky). Also Baal-Samem....
God name "Balanke" Mayan The name of the Sun god among the Kekchi. Mayan
Goddess name "Bamya" Zoroaster In Zoroastrian tradition, this Goddess guides the Sun god Mithra's vehicle through the sky. Also the Goddess of twilight.
King name "Barbatos" Greek A great count and duke, who appears when the Sun is in Sagittarius with four noble kings and three companies of troops; he gives instructions in all the sciences, reveals treasures concealed by enchantment, knows the past and future, reconciles friends and those in power, and is of the Order of the Virtues. He also understands the songs of birds and the language of other animals. Unk
"Bartsing" Formoza One of the creators of the Sun, moon, and stars. the other was Dgagha. The Amia, Formosa
God name "Belenus" Celtic God charged with the welfare of sheep and cattle, he also was God of the Sun and healer in some regions and associated with Beltane Pan-Celtic
God name "Bella Pennu" Indian / Khond Sun god. A local deity in the Orissa province synonymous with BOORA PENNU....
God name "Belobog" Belun / Slavic God of light, Sun, happiness, luck, and order. Belun / Slavic
Goddess name "Bendis" Greece A Thracian divinity in whom the moon was worshipped. Hesychius says "that the poet Cratinus called this goddess Two Spears, either because she had to discharge two duties, one towards heaven and the other towards the earth, or because she bore two lances, or lastly, because she had two lights, the one her own and the other derived from the Sun. In Greece she was sometimes identified with Persephone, but more commonly with Artemis.
God name "Benu" Egypt God of the Sun in a bird like form Egypt
God name "Benu" Egypt / Upper Transmuted bird-like form of a Sun god. A deity mentioned in Pyramid Texts (circa twenty-fifth century BC) and linked with the Sun god of Heliopolis, ATUM. He is also said to have been self-created from the primeval ocean and is sometimes a symbol of rebirth in the afterlife. Benu may have augmented the Greek classical tradition of the Phoenix. He appears in the Old kingdom as a yellow wagtail but later becomes a heron, wearing the conical white crown of Upper Egypt with two slender feathers pointing backwards from its crest....
Goddess name "Bhaga (the dispenser of fortune)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Minor Sun god. In Vedic times, the incarnation of women's good fortune in marriage. One of six ADITYAS, sons of the goddess ADITI. Consort: SIDDHI. Attributes: two lotuses, prayer wheel and trident....
Goddess name "Bila" Australia Cannibal Sun goddess. She provided light for the world by cooking her victims over a giant flame. Australia
"Bisal Mariamna" India Shakti of Sunlight in Mysore. Symbolized by a brass pot full of water called the Kunna-Kannadi or 'eye mirror'. India
God name "Bladud" Welsh God of the Sun Welsh
God name "Bochica" Chibcha Supreme Sun god and a god of law Chibcha
Demon name "Buer" Unk A demon of the second order and has the form of a star, though sometimes depicted with the head of a lion and the feet of a goat. He appears when the Sun is in Sagittarius. Unk
God name "Bumba" Boshongo / Bantu / southern Africa Creator god. The progenitor of the world out of chaos. When he experienced stomachache he vomited the earth, Sun, moon and, finally, all living things, including mankind....
Goddess name "CIPACTLI (great earth mother)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial goddess. Not strictly a goddess, but significant enough in Aztec cosmogony to be included here. According to tradition she was created in the form of a huge alligator-like monster by the underworld deities MICTLANTECUHLTI and MICTECACIHUATL. She may equate with TLALTECUHTLI, the toad-like earth monster torn apart to form heaven and earth. According to one tradition she emerged from the primordial waters and engaged in a fierce struggle with the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA during which he tore off her lower jaw to prevent her sinking back into the depths and she bit off his right foot. The mountains are said to be the scaly ridges of her skin....
Goddess name "COATLICUE (the serpent-skirted goddess)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Mother goddess. The creator goddess of the earth and mankind and the female aspect of OMETEOTL. One of the group classed as the TETEOINNAN complex. She has 400 sons, the stars of the southern sky, and is the mother of the goddess COYOLXAUHQUI. Later, as a widow, she was impregnated by a ball of feathers as she was sweeping the “serpent mountain” of Coatepec near Tula. Her other children decapitated her as punishment for her dishonor, but she gave birth to the Sun god HUITZILOPOCHTLI who subsequently slew Coyolxauhqui and her brothers, thus banishing night for day. According to tradition Coatlicue feeds off human corpses. She is also recognized as the patron deity of florists....
Goddess name "Catha aka Cautha" Etruscan Goddess of the Sun who is sometimes shown as male and equated with the Greek Sun god Helios. Etruscan
God name "Cautha" Etruscan Sun god. Attributes include a Sun disc crown and fire in each hand. He is depicted rising from the sea....
"Ch'ih Sung" China Lord of the Rain. China
"Ch'ih Sung tzu" China Lord of the Rain
God name "Chang Er" China Was the wife of the archer Hou Yi, who received the herb of immortality from the gods after shooting down nine of the ten Suns that were stifling the world with their heat. China
God name "Chang Hs'iien" Chinese Guardian god of children. According to tradition he was the mortal king of Szechuan killed by the founder of the Sung dynasty. His wife was captured and forced to become a concubine in the imperial palace. She was discovered by the emperor kneeling before a picture of her deceased husband which she identified as a local deity, “the immortal Chang who gives children.” This triggered the cult which began locally in Szechuan circa AD 100. Chang Hs'ien is depicted holding a bow made of mulberry wood and either aiming an arrow at the star Tien Kou, the socalled celestial dog which threatens the earth, or aiming the empty bow at a rat (see ERH LANG)....
God name "Chi Sung Tzu" China Rain god. China
God name "Chi Sung Tzu" Chinese Rain god. Chibirias...
God name "Chors" Balkans Pre-Christian Sun god Balkans
God name "Chors" Pre - Christian Slav / Balkans Sun god. Identified from the Nestor Chronicle. Attributes include horns and a canine head....
Goddess name "Chup Kamui" Ainu Goddess of war and the Sun Japan / Ainu
Goddess name "Cihuacoatl-Quilaztli" Aztec / Mesomerican / Mexico Creator goddess. Using a magical vessel, she grinds bone fragments obtained from previous generations of mankind in earlier world ages into a powder. The gods then commit self-sacrifice, allowing their blood to drip into the vessel. From the resulting mix, the human race of the fifth Sun is formed....
Spirit name "Cihuateto" Aztec These are women that die in childbirth, gain eternal life & become spirits that accompany the Sun
Nymph name "Clytie" Greek A water-nymph, in love with Apollo. Meeting with no return, she was changed into a Sunflower, which, traditionally, still turns to the Sun, following him through his daily course. Greek
God name "Colop U Uichkin (tears out the eye of the sun)" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico sky god. Said to live in the midst of the sky, but with a night avatara of the same name who lives in the underworld land of the dead, Metnal, and who is the bringer of disease....
Planet name "Cosmiel" Kircher The creator of the world. He gave Theodidactus a boat of asbestos, in which he sailed to the Sun and planets. Kircher
Goddess name "Coyolxauhqui (golden bells)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Astral goddess. A deification and incarnation (avatara) of the moon. According to tradition she is the half-sister of the Sun god HUITZILOPOCHTLI. The god sprang, fully armed, from his decapitated mother, COATLICUE, and engaged all his enemies who, by inference, are the 400 astral gods, his half-brothers. He slew his sister and hurled her from the top of a mountain. Alternative tradition suggests his sister was an ally whom he was unable to save, so he decapitated her and threw her head into the sky, where she became the moon. She was represented in the Great Temple at Tenochtitlan, where she was depicted in front of successive Huitzilopochtli pyramids. She is also a hearth deity within the group classed as the XIUHTECUHTLI complex....
God name "Cronos" Celtic Minor harvest & Sun god with Greek roots
God name "Dabog" Balkans / S Russia Before Christians he was a Sun god, alas, now he's reduced to a diabolic personality
God name "Dabog" Slav / Balkans / southern Russia Sun god. References found in inscriptions from Kiev. After Christianization he was reduced to a diabolic personality....
God name "Daksa" Hindu God of the Sun and master of the works of unerring right discernment. Hindu
God name "Daksa (skilled and able)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Sun god. The son of BRAHMA and ADITI, he is an ADITYA and demiurge. His consort is PRASUTI, and he is said to have had up to sixty daughters. He appears in conflict with his son-in-law SIVA as the main offender against Siva's consort SATI (accounted as one of his daughters), who was so insulted by Daksa that she committed suicide by jumping into a ritual fire. Siva took revenge by decapitating Daksa but later, after intercession from other gods, Brahma brought him back to life, giving him the substitute head of a sacrificial goat. Attribute: head of a goat. Also PRAJAPATI....
God name "Dhanvantari" Hindu / Puranic / Vedic / Epic God of the Sun who later became an avatar of the god Visnu. Hindu / Puranic / Vedic / Epic
God name "Dhanvantari (traveling through an arc)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Sun god. In later tradition a minor incarnation or avatara of the god VISNU, also closely associated with Medicine. In Vedic mythology Dhanvantari carried the ambrosia created from the primeval ocean of milk. He brought medical science to mankind. Only as the religion evolved did he become identified as an avatara. As KANTATMAN (PRADYUMNA), he is thought to be Kama reincarnated after his death at the hands of SIVA. Various other epithets and existences are attributed to this deity. Offerings are due to him at dusk in the northeastern quarter. He is the guardian deity of hospitals which are usually in the vicinity of a sanctuary of Vis”nu. Attributes: two bowls containing ambrosia. Also Kantatman....
God name "Dhatar" Hindu God of the Sun Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Dhatar (creator)" Hindu / Puranic Sun god. An original Vedic list of six descendants of the goddess ADITI or Adityas, all of whom take the role of Sun gods was, in later times, enlarged to twelve, including Dhatar. Color: golden. Attributes: two lotuses, lotus rosary and waterjar. Also Dhatr....
Goddess name "Dhavajagrakeyura" Buddhist Goddess who sits on a Sun throne Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Dhvajagrakeyura (ring on a banner)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of AKSOBHYA. She sits on a Sun throne. Color: dark blue, black or yellow. Attributes: club, image of Aksobhya, noose, pestle, prayer wheel, staff, sword, tiger skin and trident. Three-headed and three-eyed....
God name "Dievs" Pre - Christian Latvian sky god. He is depicted in the guise of a gentleman farmer wearing cap and sword and mounted on a horse, or driving a cart. Tradition has it that he first set free the Sun....
God name "Djua Mulungu" Tanzania The Sun god. Tanzania
God name "Dumu-zi" Babylonian Child of life. A god of the Sun. Babylonian
God name "Dwyn Kazoba Baziba" Africa He is in the god of the Sun and as well as the moon
Goddess name "Dzivaguru" Korekore / Shona / northern Zimbabwe, southern Africa Chthonic mother goddess. Originally said to have ruled both heaven and earth and lived in a palace by a sacred lake near Dande. She is depicted wearing goatskins and bearing a cornucopia holding magical substances. Her sacred creatures are mythical golden Sunbirds, probably modeled on swallows, a pair of which were actually discovered in Zimbabwe....
Goddess name "Ebhlinne" Ireland Goddess of Munster and midsummer, once a Sun or fire Goddess. Ireland
Deities name "Ehecatl" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The Sun deity representing the second of the five world ages, each of which lasted for 2028 heavenly years, each heavenly year being fifty-two terrestrial years. Assigned to the air or wind and presided over by QUETZALCOATL, to whose complex of deities he belongs. According to tradition, the age ended in a cataclysmic destruction caused by hurricanes. All humanity turned into monkeys. Illustrated by the “Stone of the Four Suns” [Yale Peabody Museum]. Also (4) Ehecatl; Ehecatonatiuh....
Goddess name "Eibhir" Ireland Goddess of the Sun, described as being a yellow-haired "stranger from another land." Ireland / Manx
"Ekhi" Basque Personification of the Sun Basque
"Ekhi/ Eguzk" Basque The personification of the Sun
God name "Elagabalus" Arab A Syro-Phanician Sun-god, represented under the form of a huge conical stone.
Goddess name "Empung Lumimuut" Sulawesi Goddess who gave birth to God of the Sun. Sulawesi
Goddess name "Empung Luminuut" N Celebes Is / Sulawesi A goddess that gave birth to the Sun god
Deities name "Ennead" Egypt / Lower The Heliopolis pantheon. The nine major deities enumerated and given their genealogy by the priesthood of Heliopolis, the center of the Sun-worshiping cult in Lower Egypt. Comprising the Sun god ATUM (or Atum-Re) and his offspring, S U, TEFNUT, GEB, NUT, OSIRIS, ISIS, SETH and NEPHTHYS. Other Egyptian cult centers possessed similar pantheons though not necessarily including the same list of deities. Thus, for example, the god PTAH presided at Thebes....
Goddess name "Estsanatlehi (woman that changes)" Navaho / USA Fertility goddess. Probably regarded as the most powerful deity in the Navaho pantheon, she has powers of endless self-rejuvenation. According to tradition, she was created from a small turquoise image into which life was infused through a ritual of the great gods and she is the sister of the goddess YOLKAI ESTAN. She is also the consort of the Sun god TSOHANOAI and the mother of the war god NAYENEZGANI. She is said to live in the west and is benevolent in nature, sending the gentle Rains of summer and the warm thawing winds of spring....
Goddess name "Evaki" Bakairi Goddess of the night and day who places the Sun in a pot every night and moves the Sun back to its starting point in the east every day. Bakairi
Goddess name "Fatima" Syrian The great goddess of the moon and fate, the source of the Sun and the virgin queen of heaven. Syrian
God name "Fenrer" Norse Fenri or Fenris-wolf. The monster-wolf. He is the son of Loke, who bites the hand of Tyr. The gods put him in chains, where he remains until Ragnarok. In Ragnarok he gets loose, swallows the Sun and conquers Odin, but is killed by Vidar. Norse
God name "Fidi Mukullu" Bena Lulua / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. He provides mankind with food, tools and weapons. The Sun and moon were engendered from his cheeks....
Deities name "Fukurokuju" Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven deities in Shintoism concerned with fortune. He is allegedly a Chinese hermit who lived during the Sung dynasty and whose name means happiness, wealth and longevity. He is depicted as a little old man, bald and with a prominent high forehead. He carries a Book of sacred teachings tied to his staff. Other occasional attributes include a crane, deer or tortoise....
Goddess name "Futo-Tama" Shinto / Japan Ancestral god. A significant deity in mythology because he took part in the divination and ritual necessary before the process of drawing the Sun goddess AMATERASU out of her cave could begin. He collected together various magical objects, pushed forward the perfect Divine mirror, recited the sacred liturgy and begged Amaterasu never again to hide her face. The guardian of Prince NINIGI, ancestor of the imperial dynasty, Futo-Tama is more specifically the ancestor of the Imba clan in Japan....
God name "Gal Bapsi (‘hook' god)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Local god. Worshiped particularly by the Bhils. To expiate sins, the penitent thrusts a hook into his back and is suspended from it on the day when the Sun enters Aries....
God name "Gangaditya" India The Sun god of the Murshodabad District. India
God name "Gardua" Hindu Archaic Sun god Hindu / Vedic
Demon name "Garuda (the devourer)" Hindu / Vedic Archaic Sun god and Divine vehicle. Originally depicted as a solar deity, Garuda evolved into a bird-like human hybrid who became the deified mount of VIS'NU. Also a chief adversary of nagas (snake-like demons), which he devours. In early depictions Garuda has a parrot's beak. Said to have been born from an egg, the son of Vinata and KASYAPA. Epithets include Amrtaharana, Garutman, Tarksya. Attributes: conch, club, lotus and nectar, but may also bear the attributes of Vis'nu.(2) Mount or vahana of VAJRAPANI. Buddhist. Attributes: flower, horse-head, noose, skin and staff. Three-eyed and three-headed....
Angel name "Gauriil Ishliha" Zoroastrian An angel whose duty is to see to it that the Sun rises every morning at the right time, presumably Sunrise. Zoroastrian / Hebrew.
"Gauteovan" Colombia The mother of all things who created the world, the Sun and everything else. Colombia
"Gayatri" Hindu Personification of a hymn. The name of a popular hymn in the Rg Veda, dedicated to the Sun. Also the name of one, possibly the second, of the consorts of BRAHMA.See also SARASVATI....
Angel name "Gazardiel" Enochian The angel you pray to if you want the Sun to rise in the morning. Face the rising Sun in the morning and pray to this angel for spiritual gifts. Enochian
"Gbohulu" Ghana The Sun of springtime. Ghana
Goddess name "Gefn" German German Mother goddess in charge of Spring, Sun, Winter, Fertility, Foresight, Growth, health, love, Magic and Protection.
God name "Gehyaguga" Cherokee God of the Sun. Cherokee
King name "Genii of Fire" Occultism There are three genii of fire: Anael, king of astral light; Michael, king of the Sun; and Sammael, king of volcanoes. Occultism
God name "Genneas" Syrian A Syrian Sun god likes to ride horses.
Angel name "Gezuriya" Malarcy The head guard of one of the celestial halls and the boss of the angel of the Sun. Malarcy
Goddess name "Gleii" Fon / Benin, West Africa moon goddess. The consort of the Sun god LISA and the mother of a large number of minor astral deities, the gletivi, who became the stars of heaven....
Goddess name "Gnowee" Australia Sun goddess who lived on earth before there was a Sun. Gnowee's baby son wandered off while she was gathering yams and she began searching for him carrying a large torch. She continues to do so and her torch is the Sun. Australia
God name "Gomaj" India The Sun and moon are both called Gomaj, which is also used as a general term of god. India
Goddess name "Grainne" Ireland / Scotland / Manx Master herbalist and Goddess of the Sun. Ireland / Scotland / Manx
"Gucup Cakix" Mayan An evil giant, who pretended to be both the Sun and the moon. Mayan
"Gwyrthur" Celtic Minor solar who brings the summer Sunshine. Celtic
God name "Gzizis" Greek The Sun god of the Algonquians
Goddess name "HUITZILPOCHTLI" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Blue hummingbird on left foot. Sun god, patron god of the Aztec nation. The tutelary god of the Aztecs who also regarded him as a war god. He is the southern (blue) aspect or emanation of the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA, the so-called high-flying Sun, and the head of the group classed as the Huitzilpochtli complex. He is regarded, in alternative tradition, as one of the four sons of Tezcatlipoca. His mother is the decapitated earth goddess COATLICUE, from whose womb he sprang fully armed. He slaughtered his sister (moon) and his 400 brothers (stars) in revenge for the death of his mother, signifying the triumph of Sunlight over darkness....
God name "Ha'o" Ethiopia The supreme being and sky god whose eye is the Sun. Ethiopia
God name "Hadad" Syria A god of storms, thunder and lightning, he also worked part-time as a sky and Sun god and a protecter of the harvest. Syria
God name "Halakwulup" Tierra del Fuego A sky god whose eyes are the Sun and the moon. Tierra del Fuego
God name "Halboredja" Arizona God of the Sun, justice and victory. Arizona
God name "Hambwira" Wisconsin The Sun god who wanders from land of Winnebago in search for truth. Wisconsin
God name "Hammon" Libyan God of the evening Sun. An ancient deity depicted with ram's horns....
"Hanoona Wilapona" Mexico The Sun-father of the Zuni Indians. New Mexico
God name "Harachte" Egypt God of the morning Sun. Egypt
God name "Harakhte or Harakhtes" Egypt The Sun God and mythical first pharaoh, son of Isis and Osiris. Represented as falcon headed god he was later absorbed by Ra. Egypt
God name "Harakhti" Egypt A form of the god HORUS. The aspect of the god who rises at dawn in the eastern sky. According to Pyramid Texts, the king is born on the eastern horizon as Harakhti, which contradicts the more commonly held belief that the king is the son of RE, the Sun god....
God name "Harmachis [Greek]" Egypt Form of the god HORUS. Harmachis is Horus as the Sun god. Inscriptions from the New kingdom (circa 1550-1000 BC) identify the sphinx at Giza as Harmachis looking toward the eastern horizon. Also Har-em-akhet (Egyptian)....
God name "Haro" Melanesia The Sun god whose wife, Taio, is the moon. Melanesia
God name "Haronga" Maori A sky god and the father of Ra the Sun and Marama the moon. Maori
God name "Haru-pa-khart" Egypt Harpocrates God of the rising Sun. Horus the Child, son of Isis and Osiris, originally a god of youth and vigor, later taking on the aspects of the Sun-god. At Mendes he was the son of Hat-mehit. Egypt
"Hasibwari" Melanesia The supreme being, a winged serpent with a human head who created a woman from red clay and baked her in heat of the Sun. When the woman was dry a man was made from her rib. Melanesia
God name "Hastehogan" Navaho / USA Chief house god. Also a god of farming identified with the west and the sky at Sunset. Regarded as a benevolent deity who aids mankind and cures disease. Believed to live in a cave system near San Juan. He also has a malevolent aspect in which he can cast evil spells. His priest wears a blue mask, at the bottom of which is a horizontal yellow band representing evening light, with eight vertical black strokes representing Rain. It is decorated with eagle and owl feathers....
Goddess name "Hauhet" Egypt Primordial goddess. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD, representing chaos, she is coupled with the god HEH and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a snake. The pair epitomize the concept of infinity. She is also depicted greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon....
God name "Havaki" Siberia The Sun god of the Tungus. Siberia
King name "Heitsi-Eibib" Namaqua A flood hero deity who "came from the east," landing in the west of Cape South Africa, a very long time ago, with fellow survivors from a Sunken kingdom. Namaqua
"Hekenjuk" Eskimo My people call the Sun Hekenjuk. We believe she is the sister of the moon, Taktik. They share the same house but visit the sky at different times. There is always one coming when one is going away. The Ihalmiut Eskimo