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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "Sun"   (200++ records)

NameOriginDescription
Demon name
"Polunocnica"
Ukranian 'Lady Midnight'. A demoness said to frighten children at night. She seems to have originally been the third Zorya of midnight with sisters dawn and Sunset. Ukranian

"Krasnyi"
Russian 'Red' or 'Beautiful'. Russian epithet to a girl and the Sun.

"MacGreine"
Ireland 'Son of the Sun', he was the husband of Eriu. Ireland
God name
"Nahuti Ollin Tonatiuh"
Aztec ("Movement of the Sun";) was the Sun god. The Aztec people considered him the leader of Tollan, their heaven. He was also known as the fifth Sun, because the Aztecs believed that he was the Sun that took over when the fourth Sun was expelled from the sky. Aztec
Goddess name
"Mawu"
Fon / Benin, West Africa (1) moon goddess. The sister of the Sun god LISA. She is also considered to bestow fertility and motherhood and is generally benevolent in nature.(2) sky god. Ewe [Togo, West Africa]. Among the tribe neighboring the Fon. Mawu is perceived as male and a creator deity. He favors the color white and is also benevolent and generous in nature....
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
God name
"Kin"
Mayan A Mayan Sun god.
God name
"Scniitic Bel"
Babylon A Sun-god who rules among the shades below. Babylon
God name
"Genneas"
Syrian A Syrian Sun god likes to ride horses.
God name
"Elagabalus"
Arab A Syro-Phanician Sun-god, represented under the form of a huge conical stone.
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.

"Psyche"
Greek A beautiful maiden beloved by Cupid, who visited her every night, but left her at Sunrise. Cupid bade her never seek to know who he was, but one night curiosity overcame her prudence, and she went to look at him. A drop of hot oil fell on his shoulder, awoke him, and he fled. Psyche next became the slave of Venus, who treated her most cruelly; but ultimately she was married to Cupid, and became immortal. Greek
Angel name
"Moakkibat"
Arabic A class of angels. Two angels of this class attend every child of Adam from the cradle to the grave. At Sunset they fly up with the record of the deeds done since Sunrise. Every good deed is entered ten times by the recording angel on the credit or right side of his ledger, but when an evil deed is reported the angel waits seven hours, "if haply in that time the evil-doer may repent." The Koran.

"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
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
"Adonis"
Phoenicia / Syria A dying & resurrected god that embodies vegetation scorched by the heat of the summer Sunshine
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
God name
"Merulis"
Egypt A form of the God of the Sun. Ancient 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....

"Junner"
Scandinavian A giant in Scandinavian mythology, said in the Edda to represent the "eternal principle." Its skull forms the heavens; its eyes the Sun and moon; its shoulders the mountains; its bones the rocks, etc.; hence the poets call heaven "Junner's skull;" the Sun, "Junner's right eye;" the moon, "Junner's left eye;" the rivers, "the ichor of old Junner."
God name
"Ilmarinen"
Finnish A god of good weather & the wind, he is also a protective deity of travelers & for a lark he forged the Sun
God name
"Istanu"
Hittite A god of judgment who was also a Sun god
God name
"Agni"
India A god of lightning, fire, & the Sun & who also mediates between the gods & humans
God name
"Ra"
Egypt A god of rebirth & war & the Sun
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
"Nefertem"
Egypt A god of Sunrise, perfumes, ointments, virility, pleasure & Lotus flowers
God name
"Huisiniamui"
Peru A god of the Sun and sky. He invented vegetation, but was also fond of headhunting and cannibalism. Peru
God name
"Savitar"
Hindu / Vedic A god of war & the Sun
God name
"Sol"
Roman A god of war & the Sun
God name
"Trivikrama"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic A god that may have been a Sun god but is accepted as an incarnation of Visnu
God name
"Hunahpu"
Mayan A god, who with his twin Xbalamwque, overcame the powers of evil and of death of his father, then rose to the heavens to become the Sun and the moon. Mayan
Goddess name
"Ostara/ Easter"
Germanic A goddess of spring & the Sun
Goddess name
"Empung Luminuut"
N Celebes Is / Sulawesi A goddess that gave birth to the Sun god
Goddess name
"Sundara"
Hindu / Puranic A goddess that is a prosperous aspect of Siva, a god
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
God name
"Quetzalcoatl/ Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli"
Aztec A manifestation of Sun the god, he is a savior of his people as well & there is not enough room here to tell his story
Goddess name
"Hina"
Hawaii A moon goddess and the mother of Maui, whom she once asked to slow down the Sun so days would last longer. A dual goddess, portrayed with two heads symbolizing day and night. She was a guardian of the underworld and patron of artisans and craftsmen. Hawaii
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

"Ialemus"
Greek A personification of the dirge, or a song of a very serious and mournful character, only to be Sung on the most melancholy occasions. Greek
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

"Kuru"
Hindu A prince of the Lunar race, son of Samvarana by Tapati, a daughter of the Sun. Hindu

"Zig"
Arabis A prodigious cock, which stands with its feet on the earth and touches heaven with its head. When its wings are spread it darkens the Sun, and causes a total eclipse. This cock crows before the Lord, and delighteth Him. Babylonish Talmud
Spirit name
"Wah Kah Nee"
Chinook A sacred being, able to walk unprotected, even barefoot, through the Winter and to communicate with its spirits, asking for the return of the Sunshine to warm her people. Chinook
Goddess name
"Sirona"
European / Celtic A sky Goddess and a deity of the Sun. European / Celtic
God name
"Haronga"
Maori A sky god and the father of Ra the Sun and Marama the moon. Maori
God name
"Oshats"
Mexico A sky god and the Sun. The Sia, Pueblo Indians. New Mexico
God name
"Halakwulup"
Tierra del Fuego A sky god whose eyes are the Sun and the moon. Tierra del Fuego
Spirit name
"Polevoi"
Poland A spirit of the fields who appears at noon or Sunset as a hideous dwarf with grass for hair and two differently colored eyes. He will lead astray people who wander in the fields. If they fall asleep there, he gives them diseases or rides over them with his horse. Poland

"Uarahiulu"
Brazil A stone being who was the wife of Darukavaitere and the mother of the Sun and moon. Brazil
God name
"Hyagnis"
Phrygian A Sun and fire god, also a god of lightning. Father of Marsyas, a satyr who challenged Apollo to a contest of music and lost his hide and life. Phrygian
God name
"Lisa Fon/ Dahomey"
Africa A Sun god
God name
"Nachunde"
Elamite A Sun god
God name
"Jih Kuan T'ai Yang."
China A Sun god. China
Goddess name
"Hekoolas"
Miwok A Sun goddess whose body is covered in abalone shells. Miwok
Spirit name
"Kavra'nna"
Chukchee / E Siberia A Sun spirit, female type
God name
"Nyame"
Ghana A supreme being called Nyame, whose sons were lesser gods. Each son served a different purpose: one,Anansi, was a Rainmaker, another the Sunshine. Worship of Nyame was the exclusive preserve of the king through his priests; lesser people worshiped her sons. Ghana
Goddess name
"Peperuna"
Slavic A thunder goddess and the mother of the Sun-goddess Solntse. Her twin brother was the thunder-god Perun. Slavic
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

"Zabian"
Chaldees / Persians A worshipper of the Sun, moon, and stars. The Chaldees and ancient Persians were Zabians.
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.
God name
"Yayutsi"
Siberia After ascending through several heavens in visionary consciousness, the shaman converses with the creator god Yayutsi and also bows before the moon and Sun in turn. Finally, at the celestial abode of bai Ulgan, the shaman learns details of future weather patterns and the outcome of the harvest. The shaman then collapses in a state of ecstatic release. The Altai, Siberia
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
"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
"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.

"Arvaka"
Norse Aka. Aarvak, [Early awake]. The name of one of the horses of the Sun. Norse.

"Aarvak"
Norse Aka. Arvaka, [Early awake]. The name of one of the horses of the Sun. Norse.
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.
God name
"Ikvaku"
Hindu / Vedic An ancestral Sun god, that creator god
Angel name
"Atel"
Christian An angel of the air ruling who only works on Sundays. Christian
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.

"Gucup Cakix"
Mayan An evil giant, who pretended to be both the Sun and the moon. Mayan
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....
Goddess name
"Ninigi (Prince)"
Shinto / Japan Ancestral god. The deity who, according to tradition, is the heir apparent of the Sun goddess Amaterasu. He was sent to earth from heaven to rule at the behest of the gods. His parents are Taka-Mi-Musubi and Ame-No-OshiHo-Mimi and he takes the title of “divine grandchild.” He is the ancestral deity of the imperial dynasties....
Angel name
"Och"
Yippee angel of the Sun who gives the invocant six hundred years of perfect health. Yippee
Angel name
"Taliahad"
Nazorean angel of water inscribed on the seventh pentacle of the Sun. Early Nazorean
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....
God name
"Vahagn"
Armenia Armenia's national god. Some time in his existence, he formed a "triad" with Aramazd and Anahit. Vahagn fought and conquered dragons, hence his title Vishabakagh, "dragon reaper". He was invoked as a god of courage, later identified with Heracles. He was also a Sun-god, rival of Baal-shamin and Mihr.
Goddess name
"Aschtoreth aka Ascherah"
Canaanitian Aschirat, Goddess of fertility, as well as Sun and ocean. Canaanitian
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....
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
"Dabog"
Balkans / S Russia Before Christians he was a Sun god, alas, now he's reduced to a diabolic personality
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....

"P'an-ku"
China Born from the primordial cosmic egg, and the mass divided into the heavens and the earth. From his eyes the Sun and moon appeared, from his sweat, Rain and dew, from his voice, thunder, and from his body all the natural features of the earth arose. Southern China

"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.

"Sun"
Celtic Called in Celtic mythology Sunna, lives in constant dread of being devoured by the wolf Fenris. It is this contest with the wolf to which eclipses are due. According to this mythology, the Sun has a beautiful daughter who will one day reign in place of her mother, and the world will be wholly renovated.
Goddess name
"Bila"
Australia Cannibal Sun goddess. She provided light for the world by cooking her victims over a giant flame. Australia

"Wanadi"
Venezuela Celestial father, maker of the Sun, the moon and all beings. Venezuela
Supreme god name
"Odin"
Scandinavian Chief god of the Scandinavians. His real name was Sigge, son of Fridulph, but he assumed the name of Odin when he left the Tanais, because he had been priest of Odin, supreme god of the Scythians. He became the All-wise by drinking from Mimer's fountain, but purchased the distinction at the cost of one eye. His one eye is the Sun. The father of Odin was Bor. His brothers are Vile and Ve. His wife is Frigga. His sons, Thor and Balder. His mansion is Gladsheim. His seat, Valaskjalf. His court as war-god, Valhalla. His hall, Einherian. His two black ravens are Hugin (thought) and Munin (memory). His steed, Sleipnir. His ships, Skidbladnir and Naglfar. His spear, Gungner, which never fails to hit the mark aimed at. His ring, Draupner, which every ninth night drops eight other rings of equal value. His throne is Hlidskjalf. His wolves, Geri and Freki. He will be ultimately swallowed up by the wolf Fenris or Fenrir. Scandinavian
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....
God name
"Tobadzistsini"
Navaho Child of water and son of Tsohanoai, the Sun god. Minor war god. Navaho
God name
"Dumu-zi"
Babylonian Child of life. A god of the Sun. Babylonian

"Yeitso"
Navaho Child of the Sun, a giant in Navaho legend Navaho
Goddess name
"Tlaltecuhtli"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic creator goddess. In Aztec cosmogony, Tlaltecuhtli is a monstrous, toad-like figure whose body is cleaved in two by the gods TEZCATLIPOCA and QUETZALCOATL to fashion heaven and earth. The ruler of the second of the thirteen heavens known at the time of the Spanish conquest, Ilhuicatl Tlalocan Ipan Metztli (the heaven of the Paradise of the Rain god over the moon), she is also one of the group classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex. She is said to swallow the Sun each evening and disgorge it in the dawn. She also devours the blood and hearts of sacrificial victims and the souls of the dead.See also CIPACTLI....
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
"Muso Koroni (the pure woman with the primeval soul)"
Bambara / Mali, West Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. The mother of all living things, she introduced mankind to the principles of farming. She has a terrifying appearance, depicted either in human form, sometimes with many breasts (cf. ARTEMIS at Ephesus), or as a panther. In the latter guise she uses her claws to bring on menstruation in women and to circumcise both sexes. Prior to circum cision a youth is said to possess wanzo, an untamed wildness. Muso Koroni is pursued by the Sun god, PEMBA, who impregnates her in the form of a tree (Acacia albida). Also Mousso Coronie....
Goddess name
"Sese Ngbandi"
Zaire Chthonic goddess who is invoked at Sunrise every day Zaire
Goddess name
"Sese"
Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Chthonic goddess. One of seven deities invoked at Sunrise each day....
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....
God name
"Kherty (lower one)"
Egypt Chthonic or earth god. Known from at least 2500 BC, Kherty acts as a guardian of royal tombs but displays a more ominous aspect threatening the soul of the ruler. Pyramid Texts warn that the king must be protected from Kherty by the Sun god RE. Depicted anthropomorphically or with the head of a ram....
God name
"Tlalehitonatiuh (on the earth sun)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld god. One of the group classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
Goddess name
"Perse"
Greek Chthonic underworld goddess. The consort of the Sun god Helios and the mother of Kirke and Pasiphae,...
Goddess name
"Hel"
Germanic / Nordic / Icelandic Chthonic underworld goddess. The daughter of LOKI and the giantess Angrboda, and the sibling of both the Midgard worm who will cause the sea to flood the world with the lashings of his tail, and of Fenrir, the phantom wolf who will swallow the Sun, at Ragnarok. She is queen of the otherworld, also known as Hell, and she takes command of all who die, except for heroes slain in battle, who ascend to Valhalla. In some mythologies she is depicted as half black and half white. She was adopted into British mythology....

"Pautiwa"
Hopi Cloud sender and Sun priest of souls. Hopi
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....
Spirit name
"Yazatas"
Zoroastrian Connectors of the heavenly and earthly areas. They catch the light of the Sun and send it down to earth. They are needed by men for cleansing, help with the ridding of evil spirits and to forgo the tortures of the Zoroastrian hell. Zoroastrian
Goddess name
"Tate Oteganaka (mother corn)"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico corn goddess. The mother of the Sun god TAYAU....

"Purusa"
Hindu Cosmic Man The great I Am and the self which pervades the universe. His mind is the moon, his eyes are the Sun, and his breath is the wind. Hindu
God name
"Nazapa"
Zaire Creator god who is invoked at the Sunrise. Ngbandi. Zaire
God name
"Aondo"
Africa Creator god who lives in the sky and sends the Sun each morning. Central Nigeria, West Africa
God name
"Nahui Oiiin (earthquake sun)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to most of the codices, at the time of the Spanish conquest there had been four previous world ages, each represented by a Sun and terminated by a cataclysm. Ollin, the fifth Sun, was created at Teotihuacan and at the conquest was just under 2,000 years old. It is presided over by the god TONATIUH. Each creation is considered to last 2028 x 52 terrestrial years and the present one is destined to be destroyed by a great earthquake. Tradition has it that Ollin was originally a sickly or humble deity named NANAHUATL (the diseased one). Also (4)Ollin; Ollintonatiuh....
God name
"Hunapu"
Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to the sacred text Popol Vub, the son of HUN HUNAPU and the twin brother of Ix Balan Ku. Tradition has it that, like his father, he was decapitated in a historic struggle with the underworld gods and subsequently became the Sun god, while his sibling is the apotheosis of the moon....
God name
"Yemeoonji"
Mongo / Nkundo / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. According to tradition, he gave the Sun god Nkombe three parcels when the people complained the world was too dark; two were brightly colored and one was a dull gray. Realizing that he was about to be tricked, Nkombe opened the gray parcel and the world was flooded with light....
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....
God name
"Nyame"
Akan / southern Ghana, West Africa Creator god. An androgynous being symbolized in his male aspect by the Sun, and his female aspect by the moon. He gave mankind its soul and is the controller of destiny. He enjoys a dedicated priesthood and is worshiped in the form of a tree trunk. Also Odomankoma; Onyame; Onyanko pon; Totrobonsu....
Goddess name
"Keawe"
Hawaiian Creator god. An androgynous though apparently male principle or monad, he lived once in the dark empty abyss of Po. There, Keawe transformed primordial chaos into an orderly cosmos. He fashioned the sky from the lid of his calabash (a water-carrying gourd) and the Sun from an orange disc formerly kept inside the calabash. Keawe's first son was KANE, the god of light, and his daughter was Na Wahine, both created through his own powers of conception. He subsequently entered into an incestuous relationship with Na Wahine to father the chief pantheon of Hawaiian gods and goddesses, including most notably KU, LONO and Kanaloa, who became known, collectively, as the tripartite god....
God name
"Nareu"
Melanesia / Vanuatu Creator god. As in many comparable legends, he created the world inside the shell of a mussel. He engendered a son from sand and water who, in turn, created the Sun and moon from his father's eyes, rocks from his flesh and bones and mankind from his spine....
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
"Teljavelik"
Pre - Christian Lithuanian Creator god. He engendered the Sun god SAULE and is described as the heavenly smith....
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....
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
God name
"Tororut"
Pokot / Suk / Uganda / western Kenya, East Africa Creator god. He is invoked in a special annual ceremony, which involves the sacrifice of an ox, to ensure safety of crops and cattle. The same ritual is performed in times of drought, famine or plague. His brother is ASIS the Sun god. His consort is SETA and their children include the Rain god ILAT, ARAWA the moon and TOPOH the evening star....
God name
"Tonatiuh (soaring eagle)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. He presides over the fifth (present) world age, personified by the Sun Ollin and destined to end in a cataclysmic earthquake. He is the ruler of the fourth of the thirteen heavens known at the time of the Spanish conquest; also called Ilhuicatl Tonatiuh (the heaven of the Sun). In other texts, specifically codices Borgia, Cospi and Fejervary-Mayer, he is depicted as a temple deity....
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....
God name
"Hiranyagarbha (golden egg)"
Hindu / Vedic Creator god. Identified in the opening of the Rg Veda, as the god of the golden seed emerging from the cosmic egg. The halves of the shell become sky and earth, and the yolk becomes the Sun. The embryo impregnates the primordial waters....
Deities name
"Nanahuati (rumor)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. In cosmogony, when on the fifth day of creation the gods sat in judgment to elect the new Sun god, Nanahuatl and TECCIZTECATL cremated themselves in the sacred fire. The heart of Nanahuatl ascended to become the new Sun and that of Tecciztecatl became the moon. Tradition suggests that Nanahuatl is diseased and impoverished but of great courage, while Tecciztecatl is wealthy and a coward. In an alternative tradition, in which Nanahuatl is the son of QUETZALCOATL and Tecciztecatl is the son of TLALOC, both deities are hurled into the fire by their fathers. NOTE: eventually all the gods sacrificed themselves so that mankind might be engendered from their remains. Also Nanahuatzin....
Deities name
"Nzapa"
Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. One of seven deities invoked at Sunrise each morning. The progenitor of all life on earth, he also gave mankind laws and controls destiny or fate. He has four children who specifically appear in the guise of palm trees....
Goddess name
"Izanagi-No-Kami (his augustness the one who invites)"
Shinto / Japan Creator god. One of seventeen beings involved in creation. His consort is IZANAMI-NO-KAMI. They are strictly of Japanese origin with no Chinese or Buddhist influence. Jointly they are responsible to the other fifteen primordial deities to “make, consolidate and give birth to this drifting land.” The reference, in the Kojiki sacred text, is to the reed beds which were considered to float on the primal waters. The pair were granted a heavenly jeweled spear and they stood upon the floating bridge of heaven, stirring the waters with the spear. When the spear was pulled up, the brine which dripped from it created the island of Onogoro, the first dry land, believed to be the island of Nu-Shima on the southern coast of Awagi. According to mythology, the pair created two beings, a son HIRUKO and an island Ahaji. They generated the remaining fourteen islands which make up Japan and then set about creating the rest of the KAMI pantheon. Izanagi's most significant offspring include AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, born from his nose and SUSANOWO, the storm god, born from his left eye, who are the joint rulers of the universe. Also IzanagiNo-Mikoto....
God name
"Iksvaku"
Hindu / Vedic Creator god. One of the ancestral dynasty of Sun gods or ADITI....
God name
"Mal"
Early Dravidian / Tamil Creator god. Probably equating with a syncretization of VIS'NU and KRSNA. The name implies a deity of great stature. In Sangam texts, his face is like the moon, his eyes are lotuses and his CAKRA is the beams of the Sun. Also TIRUMAL....
God name
"Tawa"
Pueblo Indian / USA Creator god. The apotheosis of the Sun and father of the tribe....
God name
"Ohoroxtotil (god almighty)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The creator of the Sun and the deity who made the world inhabitable for mankind by destroying the jaguars which once infested it....
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....
God name
"Ocelotl"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The Sun deity representing the first of the five world ages, each of which lasted for 2,028 heavenly years, each heavenly year being fiftytwo terrestrial years. Assigned to the earth and presided over by TEZCATLIPOCA. According to tradition, the age was populated by a race of giants and it ended in a catalclysmic destruction caused by huge and ferocious jaguars which devoured them. Illustrated by the Stone of the Four Suns [Yale Peabody Museum]. Also Ocelotonatiuh; Yoaltonatiuh; Tlalchitonatiuh....
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....
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....
God name
"Quiahuitl"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The Sun deity representing the third of the five world ages each of which lasted for 2,028 heavenly years, each heavenly year being fiftytwo terrestrial years. Assigned to the element fire and presided over by the Rain god TLALOC. According to tradition, the age ended in a cataclysmic destruction caused by a great fiery Rain. The human population perished and in doing so were transformed into dogs, turkeys and butterflies. Illustrated by the “Stone of the Four Suns” [Yale Peabody Museum]. Also Quiauhtonatiuh; Tletonatiuh....
God name
"Tvastar (carpenter)"
Hindu / Vedic Creator god. The “divine builder” who fashions living creatures on earth. The Hindu equivalent of the Roman god VulcanUS. An ADITYA or Sun god and the father of SARANYU. Attributes: homajakalika (an uncertain fire device), ladle and two lotuses. Also Tastar; Tvashtri; VISVAKARMAN....
Goddess name
"Madalait"
Australia Creator goddess and the sister-in-law of Wala, a Sun goddess. Australia
Goddess name
"Iusaas"
Egypt / Lower Creator goddess. Locally known from Heliopolis and perceived as being a feminine principle in the cosmos equating to the Sun god ATUM. Depicted anthropomorphically with a scarab on her head....
Goddess name
"Ix Zacal Nok (lady cloth-weaver)"
Mayan / Mesoameri can / Mexico Creator goddess. The consort of the Sun god Kinich Ahau and also the inventor of weaving. She may represent another aspect of the mother goddess COLEL CAB. Also Ix Azal Uoh; Ixchel.See also AH KIN....
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....
God name
"Ananse"
Ashanti Creator of the Sun, stars, day, moon and night who often intercedes between gods and mortals Ashanti
Spirit name
"URU'N AJY TOYO'N (white creator lord)"
ORIGIN Yakut / central Siberia Creator spirit. A creator being said to live in the zenith of the upper world, and also “in the northeast,” superintending the ICCI (masters or owners). He may also personify the Sun. He tends to act for good and horses were sacrificed to him. Generally addressed by a beneficent or white shaman (ajy ayuna).See also ULU'TUYAR ULU TOYO'N....
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....

"Sol"
Norse Daughter of Mundilfare. She drives the horses that draw the car of the Sun. Norse

"Zorya"
Slavic Dawn. either Sun's mother or older sister. Slavic
Demon name
"Idlirvirisong"
Inuit demonic cousin of the Sun Inuit
Spirit name
"Nu'tenut"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia earth spirit. The owner of the world who sits in a large house built of iron. He is surrounded by the spirits of Sun, moon, sky, sea, dawn, darkness and world who are suitors for his daughter (unnamed)....
God name
"Ard Greimme"
Scotland Father of the famed warrioress sister Aife and Scathach. Once a Sun God. Ireland, Scotland
God name
"Sin"
Dzyan Father of the gods, creator of all things and parent of the Sun. Dzyan
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....
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
"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
"Perchta"
Slavic Fertility goddess who married the Sun and tells fortues. Slavic
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....

"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
"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)....
Deities name
"Vasu(s) (excellent)"
Hindu / Vedic Generic title for a group of gods. Eight deities attendant on the Vedic weather god INDRA, comprising day, dawn, fire, moon, pole star, Sun, water and wind. Generally carrying a rosary and with a SAKTI....
Goddess name
"Gefn"
German German Mother goddess in charge of Spring, Sun, Winter, Fertility, Foresight, Growth, health, love, Magic and Protection.
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
Planet name
"Sani"
Chaldean God identified with the planet Saturn and whose parents were the Sun and the shade.
God name
"Quiabelagayu"
Maya God of boozy afternoons and lazy Sunday bonking sessions. Maya
Goddess name
"Hiko-Sashiri-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan God of carpenters. One of several minor deities involved in the building of a sacred hall of great beauty, used to entice the Sun goddess Amaterasu from her cave. Linked with the god TAOKI-HO-OI-NO-KAMI....
Goddess name
"Taoki-Ho-Oi-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan God of carpenters. One of the gods who built the beautiful sacred hall designed, in part, to lure the Sun goddess AMATERASU from the cave in which she hid herself.See also HIKO-SASHIRI-NO-KAMI....
Deities name
"Ketua"
Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa God of fortune. One of seven deities invoked at daybreak. He controls both good luck and ill-fortune. According to tradition he has seven children: morning, noon, evening, night, Sun, moon and water. He accords to water the privileges of a firstborn son....
Goddess name
"Onuris [Greek]"
Egypt God of hunting and war. Onuris is first known from This, near Abydos in Upper Egypt. In later times his main cult center was at Samannud in the Nile delta. His consort is the lion goddess Mekhit. Onuris is generally depicted in human form as a bearded figure wearing a crown with four plumes and wielding a spear or occasionally holding a rope. He is sometimes accompanied by Mekhit in iconography. Seen as a hunter who caught and slew the enemies of RE, the Egyptian Sun god, some legends place him close to the battle between HORUS and SETH. In classical times, Onuris became largely syncretized with the Greek war god ARES. Also Anhuret (Egyptian)....
God name
"Rang"
Nuer / Sudan God of hunting. The rays of the Sun are his flaming spears. Also Garang....
Goddess name
"Tama-No-Ya"
Shinto / Japan God of jewelers. The deity who made a complete string of curved jewels nearly three meters long, one of the lures which enticed the Sun goddess AMATERASU from the cave where she hid herself....
God name
"Shu"
Egypt God of light, associated with heat and dryness, often depicted as holding up the sky with his two hands, one at the place of Sunrise, the other of Sunset. Egypt
God name
"Belobog"
Belun / Slavic God of light, Sun, happiness, luck, and order. Belun / Slavic
God name
"Agni"
India God of lightning, fire, and the Sun and who also mediates between the gods and humans. India
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....
Deities name
"Pao Kung"
Chinese God of magistrates. Lived as a mortal from AD 999-1062 during the Sung Dynasty. Depicted with a dark face, implying impartiality, and wearing yellow and purple robes. Attributes include a wooden scepter. He is attended by two minor deities, one holding his seal of office and the other holding the rod of punishment....
Goddess name
"Wepwawet"
Egypt God of passage. Depicted as a jackal, Wepwawet began as a god of Upper Egypt, but his cult spread along the whole of the Nile valley. According to Pyramid Texts, he was born beneath a tamarisk tree in the sanctuary of the goddess WADJET at Buto. He is also closely linked with the falcon god HORUS. He is perceived preceding the ruler either to or from battle, or to the afterlife, when his adze is used to break open the mouth of the dead person. In a similar context he is linked to the Sun god RE when he “opens the dawn sky” to the deceased. As a god of passage, he also opens the way to the womb....
Deities name
"Sia"
Egypt God of perception. Minor deity depicted at RE's right hand where he holds the papyrus of intellect. He travels in the Sun god's barque. According to legend he was one of several deities formed in drops of blood falling from Re's penis....
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....
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
"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....
Planet name
"Tai-Sui-Jing"
Chinese God of temporal time. The apotheosis of the planet Jupiter which orbits the Sun in a twelve-year cycle....
God name
"Tawa"
Pueblo Indians God of the Sun Pueblo
God name
"Gehyaguga"
Cherokee God of the Sun. Cherokee
God name
"Iruwa"
Bantu God of the Wachaga, but they insist that the Sun is not the same thing as God. Bantu
God name
"Hammon"
Libyan God of the evening Sun. An ancient deity depicted with ram's horns....
God name
"Uitzilopchtli"
Aztec God of the incarnating of the Sun at Midday. Aztec
God name
"Ra"
Egypt God of the mid-day Sun, sky, earth, and the underworld. Egypt
Goddess name
"Ai Ada"
Turkey God of the moon. Husband of Kun, Goddess of the Sun. Turkey
God name
"Iae"
Brazil God of the moon. Iae and his brother, Kuat, stole the light from the vulture god Urubutsin. Kuat became the Sun god and Iae god of the moon. Brazil
God name
"Harachte"
Egypt God of the morning Sun. Egypt
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
"Tayau"
Mexico God of the rising Sun. Mexico
God name
"Yebisu"
Japan God of the seas, patron of fishermen, merchants and sailors; the younger brother of the Sun god was cast out by their parents because he was disfigured. Japan
God name
"Menahka"
Mandaean Irak God of the Sun
God name
"Lisa Fon"
Africa God of the Sun Africa
God name
"Loba Duala"
Africa God of the Sun Africa / Cameroon
God name
"Sivini"
Armenia God of the Sun Armenia
God name
"Nyankopon"
Ashanti God of the Sun Ashanti
God name
"Merodach"
Babylon God of the Sun Babylon
God name
"Sapas"
Canaan God of the Sun Canaan
God name
"Mandulis"
Greek God of the Sun Greek / Nubian