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God Name and Meaning

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

NameOrigin Description

"Uchtsiti"
Acoma Your father, Uchtsiti made you, and it is he who has made the world, the Sun which you have seen, the sky, and many other things which you will see. But Uchtsiti says the world is not yet completed, not yet satisfactory, as he wants it. This is the reason he has made you. Uchtsiti first made the world. He threw a clot of his own blood into space and by his power it grew and grew until it became the earth. Then Uchtsiti planted you in this and by it you were nourished as you developed. Acoma
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
"Ananse Ashanti"
Africa The creator of the Sun, stars, day, moon & night who often intercedes between gods & mortals
God name
"Aondo"
Africa Creator god who lives in the sky and sends the Sun each morning. Central Nigeria, West Africa
God name
"Dwyn Kazoba Baziba"
Africa He is in the god of the Sun and as well as the moon
God name
"Lisa Fon"
Africa God of the Sun Africa
God name
"Lisa Fon/ Dahomey"
Africa A Sun god
God name
"Loba Duala"
Africa God of the Sun Africa / Cameroon
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God name
"Sore-Gus Hottentot"
Africa God of the Sun / sky Africa(south)
God name
"Iruva"
African Sun god. A number of tribes worship the Sun by this generic name, particularly in Cameroon, Congo and Tanzania....
Goddess name
"Chup Kamui"
Ainu Goddess of war and the Sun Japan / Ainu
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....
God name
"Samas"
Akkadia God of the Sun and patron deity of Sippa and Larsa Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia
God name
"Sullat"
Akkadia Minor god who was an attendant of God of the Sun Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia

"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
"Elagabalus"
Arab A Syro-Phanician Sun-god, represented under the form of a huge conical stone.

"Aldebaran"
Arabian The Sun in Arabian mythology. In astronomy, the star called the Bull's eye in the constellation Taurus.
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.

"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

"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
God name
"Halboredja"
Arizona God of the Sun, justice and victory. Arizona
God name
"Meher"
Armenia God of the Sun who was closely linked with Mithra Armenia
God name
"Sivini"
Armenia God of the Sun Armenia
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.
God name
"Ananse"
Ashanti Creator of the Sun, stars, day, moon and night who often intercedes between gods and mortals Ashanti
God name
"Nyankopon"
Ashanti God of the Sun Ashanti
God name
"Adrammelech"
Assyria God of the people of Sepharvaim, to whom infants were burnt in sacrifice (Kings xvii, 31). Probably the Sun.
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
"Shamash"
Assyrians / Babylonians Sun God and God of righteousness, law and divination.
Goddess name
"Bila"
Australia Cannibal Sun goddess. She provided light for the world by cooking her victims over a giant flame. Australia
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
Goddess name
"Madalait"
Australia Creator goddess and the sister-in-law of Wala, a Sun goddess. Australia
Goddess name
"Walo"
Australia Goddess of war and the Sun. Australia
Goddess name
"Wuriupranili"
Australia Solar goddess who carries a torch that is the Sun. Australian Aboriginal
Goddess name
"Wuriupranili"
Australian aboriginal Sun goddess. The position of Wuriupranili in the godly hierarchy is unclear, but mythology explains that she carries a burning torch made from tree bark and that she travels from east to west each day before descending to the western sea and using the embers to light her way through the underworld beneath the earth. The colors of the Sunrise and Sunset are said to be a reflection of the red ocher body paints with which she adorns herself....
Goddess name
"Yhi"
Australian aboriginal Sun goddess and bringer of light. She is said to have been jointly responsible, with BAIAME, for the creation of humankind and in particular for the Karraur group of aborigines. Mythology records that she was asleep in the darkness of the primordial Dreamtime until she was awakened by a loud roaring or whistling noise from Baiame. As she opened her eyes the world became light and as she walked the earth plants grew in her footprints, to be followed by animals and, finally, humankind....
God name
"Lupi"
Aymara God of the Sun whose wife is the moon. Aymara
Spirit name
"Cihuateto"
Aztec These are women that die in childbirth, gain eternal life & become spirits that accompany the Sun
God name
"Huitzilopochtli aka Mexitli"
Aztec The "blue hummingbird", god of war and the Sun as well as the patron god of the Aztec nation.
God name
"Metztli"
Aztec Lowly god of worms who failed to sacrifice himself to become the Sun, and became the moon instead, his face darkened by a rabbit. Aztec
God name
"Nahuti Ehecatl"
Aztec The god Ehecatl sacrifices all the gods, and then with a powerful wind makes the Sun begin to move. Aztec
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
God name
"Ocelotl"
Aztec the Sun god but then a first of the five world ages - they last for 2028 heavenly years & each heavenly year = 52 earth years

"Pilzintecutli"
Aztec Sun dod who demanded daily sacrifices of human hearts and blood. Aztec
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
God name
"Quiahuitl"
Aztec The creator god / Sun deity of the third of the five world ages
God name
"Tepeyollotl"
Aztec The god of earthquakes, echoes and jaguars. He is the god of the Eighth Hour of the night, and is depicted as a jaguar leaping towards the Sun. Aztec
God name
"Uitzilopchtli"
Aztec God of the incarnating of the Sun at Midday. Aztec
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....
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
"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....
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
"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
"Mixcoatl-Camaxtli (cloud serpent)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of war. Also a deity of hunting and fire who received human sacrifice of captured prisoners. According to tradition, the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA transformed himself into MIXCOATL-CAMAXTLI to make fire by twirling the sacred fire sticks....
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....
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....
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
"Ometeoti (two god)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial being. According to some traditions, the dual principle personified in a bisexual force which the Aztecs believed to be the only reality, all else being illusory. Ometeotl rules in the highest (thirteenth) heaven, Omeyocan (place of duality) which rests above Sun, moon, wind and other elements. Ometeotl impregnated itself to engender the four TEZCATLIPOCAS (aspects of the Sun). Another female aspect, COATLICUE, gave birth to the national Aztec god HUITZILOPOCHTLI. No formal cult existed for Ometeotl, but he was considered to be present in every aspect of ritual.See also TONACATECUHTLI and TONACACIHUATL....
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
"Tecciztecatl (conch shell lord)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico moon 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. Alternatively, the pair are sons of QUETZALCOATL and of TLALOC and were hurled into the fire by their fathers. Also one of the group classed as the TEZCATLIPOCA complex. NOTE: eventually all the gods sacrificed them selves for mankind....
God name
"Tlalehitonatiuh (on the earth sun)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld god. One of the group classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
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....
Deities name
"Tonacacihuatl (our flesh lady)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial deity. In the most widely accepted Aztec cosmogony, this is the self-created, eternal, female principle who combines with TONACATECUHTLI to create all life, transferring souls from heaven to the mortal womb. It exists in the highest, thirteenth heaven and once engendered the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA, from whom all other deities in the pantheon stemmed. One of the group classed as the Omeotl complex. Also Omecihuatl....
Deities name
"Tonacatecuhtli (our flesh lord)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial deity. In the most widely accepted Aztec cosmogony, this is the self-created, eternal, male principle who combines with TONACACIHUATL to create all life. It exists in the highest, thirteenth heaven and once engendered the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA, from whom all other deities in the pantheon stemmed. Also one of the group classed as the OMETEOTL complex. According to tradition Tonacatecuhtli drove four roads through the center of the earth after the cataclysm of the fourth world age (Atl) to disperse the flood waters of the deluge. His four sons, aided by four unnamed beings, raised the fallen sky which they propped up on great trees created by Tezcatlipoca and QUETZALCOATL at the four cardinal points....
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....
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
"Tonatiuh/ Pilzintecutli"
Aztec / Nahua The Sun god & a god of war
God name
"Senx"
BC Canada God of the Sun who is the ruler of a lower heavens BC Canada
God name
"Merodach"
Babylon God of the Sun Babylon
God name
"Rimmon"
Babylon Sun god. Babylon
God name
"Scniitic Bel"
Babylon A Sun-god who rules among the shades below. Babylon
God name
"Shamish"
Babylon God of the Sun and the god of justice. Babylon
God name
"Dumu-zi"
Babylonian Child of life. A god of the Sun. Babylonian
God name
"Sala"
Babylonian The female consort of the Sun-god of Eridu. Babylonian
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
God name
"Chors"
Balkans Pre-Christian Sun god Balkans
Goddess name
"Perkun Tete"
Balkans Goddess of thunder and lightning identified with the planet Venus. Each night she receives the Sun, then returns it the next morning washed and shining. Balkans
God name
"Dabog"
Balkans / S Russia Before Christians he was a Sun god, alas, now he's reduced to a diabolic personality
Goddess name
"Saule"
Baltic The Sun goddess
Goddess name
"Saule"
Baltic Goddess of the Sun Baltic
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
"Nsongo"
Bangala / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa moon goddess. The sister and consort of the supreme Sun god LIBANZA. In the epic legend of Nsongo and Lianja she is the twin sister and consort of a deified folk-hero....
God name
"Iruwa"
Bantu God of the Wachaga, but they insist that the Sun is not the same thing as God. Bantu
God name
"Kabezya-Mpungu"
Bantu Kabezya-Mpungu decides to become invisible after creating the world and the first humans who did not yet have a heart. After balancing the Rain, Sun, moon, and darkness, he leaves. To replace the visible god, he sends the people Mutima ("heart"), the life-giving or Divine part of humans. Bantu

"Ekhi"
Basque Personification of the Sun Basque

"Ekhi/ Eguzk"
Basque The personification of the Sun
Spirit name
"Lur"
Basques Lurbira. earth mother of the Sun and of the moon. One of the main spirits of the beliefs and mythical traditions of the Basques.
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....
God name
"Senx"
Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada Sun god. The ruler of the lower heaven, Sonx, in which is situated the home of the gods, Nusmeta (the house of myths). The only deity to whom the Bella Coola pray and make offerings. Hunters throw small pieces of mountain goat or seal flesh into a sacrificial fire. Also Ta'ata (our father); Smai'yakila (sacred one)....
God name
"Senx/ Ta'ata/ Sami'yaila"
Bella Coola / BC Canada the Sun god that is the ruler of a lower heavens
God name
"Belobog"
Belun / Slavic God of light, Sun, happiness, luck, and order. Belun / Slavic
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
"Rahu"
Blavatsky The seizer supposed to seize the Sun and moon and thus cause eclipses. "A giant, a Demi-god, the lower part of whose body ended in a dragon or serpent's tail. During the churning of the Ocean, when the gods produced amrita -- the water of Immortality -- he stole some of it, and drinking, became immortal. The Sun and moon, who had detected him in his theft, denounced him to Vishnu, who placed him in the stellar spheres, the upper portion of his body representing the dragon's head and the lower the dragon's tail; the two being the ascending and descending nodes. Since then, Rahu wreaks his vengeance on the Sun and moon by occasionally swallowing them. The secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky

"Keri and Kame Bacairi."
Bochica Keri and Kame Bacairi. Twin brothers who steal the Sun and the moon from a vulture then created humanity. Bochica
God name
"Itzeti Mara Edutzi"
Bolivia The Sun god of the Araona. Bolivia
God name
"Juti Mara Edutzi"
Bolivia The Sun god of the Araona. Bolivia
King name
"Mahatala"
Borneo Mahatara. The Prince Of The Sun and The king Of The moon. The Ngaju, Borneo
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
"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
"Kuat"
Brazil God of the Sun and war. Brazil

"Uarahiulu"
Brazil A stone being who was the wife of Darukavaitere and the mother of the Sun and moon. Brazil
God name
"Waptokwa"
Brazil The Sun and creator god. Shavante, Brazil
Goddess name
"Dhavajagrakeyura"
Buddhist Goddess who sits on a Sun throne Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name
"Sundara"
Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
God name
"Jalinprabha (light of the sun)"
Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: red. Attributes: staff, Sun disc and sword. Also Suryaprabha....
Deities name
"Tejosnisa (sharp)"
Buddhist God. Apparently connected with the guardian deities or dikpalas in the southeastern quarter. Color: whitish red. Attribute: Sun disc....
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....
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
"Prabhakari (light-maker)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: red. Attributes: Sun disc on a great lotus and staff....
God name
"Irvun"
Cameroon God of the Sun. Cameroon
God name
"Sapas"
Canaan God of the Sun Canaan
Goddess name
"Shapshu"
Canaan Goddess of war and the Sun. Canaan
Goddess name
"Aschtoreth aka Ascherah"
Canaanitian Aschirat, Goddess of fertility, as well as Sun and ocean. Canaanitian
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
"Cronos"
Celtic Minor harvest & Sun god with Greek roots

"Gwyrthur"
Celtic Minor solar who brings the summer Sunshine. Celtic
God name
"Mabon"
Celtic Minor Sun god who also ironically represses. & of freedom, harmony & unity

"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
"Aine"
Celtic / Irish Obscure sky or Sun goddess. May have an association with horses....
Goddess name
"Mor"
Celtic / Irish Sun goddess. The progenitrix of the royal lineage of the kings of Munster....
Planet name
"Sani"
Chaldean God identified with the planet Saturn and whose parents were the Sun and the shade.

"Zabian"
Chaldees / Persians A worshipper of the Sun, moon, and stars. The Chaldees and ancient Persians were Zabians.
God name
"Gehyaguga"
Cherokee God of the Sun. Cherokee
Goddess name
"Igaehinvdo"
Cherokee Goddess of the Sun Cherokee
Hero name
"Kanati"
Cherokee Kanati "The Lucky Hunter". Sometimes called First Man. He lives with his wife Selu ("Corn") in the east where the Sun rises, and their sons, the Twin Thunder Boys, live in the west. Cherokee
Spirit name
"Sutalidihi"
Cherokee Sun spirit. Cherokee
Goddess name
"Unelanuhi"
Cherokee Goddess of the Sun who invented hours and minutes. Cherokee
God name
"Bochica"
Chibcha Supreme Sun god and a god of law Chibcha
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
"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
"Chi Sung Tzu"
China Rain god. China

"Ch'ih Sung"
China Lord of the Rain. China

"Ch'ih Sung tzu"
China Lord of the Rain
God name
"Jih Kuan T'ai Yang."
China A Sun god. China

"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

"Ping-Deng-Wang"
China Sinful souls receive punishment starting from the 1st Tribunal right up to the 8th Tribunal according to the nature and severity of their sins but there are others whose sins are much greater - such more sinful souls are sent to my Tribunal to be judged with impartiality. If, after due consideration. I find that the sin is not too great or serious, I will direct that the soul be sent to the 10th Tribunal to await rebirth. I deal with sinful souls impartially. From: White Sun - Tao of heaven. China
Goddess name
"San Chou Niang Niang"
China Mother goddess who was first deified during the Sung dynasty China
God name
"Sun Hou-Shi"
China Monkey god China
God name
"Sun Hou-Shi/ Sun Wu-Kong"
China The monkey god
Goddess name
"Tzu Sun Niang Niang"
China Goddess of childbirth. China
Goddess name
"Tzu Sun Niangniang"
China The mother goddess that has a protective role, She had been the wife of a mortal
Goddess name
"Xi He"
Chinese Goddess of Light and Mother of the Ten Suns. Chinese
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"
Chinese Rain god. Chibirias...
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
"Sari Chou Niiarig Niiarig"
Chinese Mother goddess. First deified during the Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279) to combat the popularity of KUAN YIN, no mortal existence is recognized for this deity who is referred to simply as “heavenly mother.” By tradition she rules over the “islands of the blessed,” the three mythical islands which are the home of the gods. She is depicted wearing a yellow robe signifying imperial rank and carries the attribute of a scepter. Typically she displays an enigmatic smile....
God name
"Sun Hou-Shi"
Chinese Monkey god. He emerged from a cosmic egg conceived out of emptiness and engendered by the wind; he provides various arts and skills to mankind. According to tradition he discovered the elixir of immortality in a fruit which he consumed. Also Sun Wu-Kong....
Planet name
"T'ai Yi"
Chinese Primordial god. The spirit of the universe who was present before the cosmos was created and who is known as the great unity. During the Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279) he was elevated to the head of the ranks of astral gods and he is embodied in the Pole Star, otherwise identified in Chinese mythology as the Purple Planet....
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
"Tam Kung"
Chinese Local sea god. A deity with control over Rain and water and who extinguishes fires. His worship is restricted to a coastal region between Hong Kong and Macau. According to tradition he was an eight-year-old boy emperor, the last of the Sung Dynasty, who committed suicide by jumping over a cliff in the face of Kublai Khan's advance in AD 1276. His attendant is Ho Wang, who joined him in death. A sanctuary in Coloane Town in Macau, sited at the end of a narrow peninsula, is dedicated to him....
Goddess name
"Tzu Sun Niangniang"
Chinese Mother goddess. One of the “nine dark ladies” of the pantheon who are regarded as having a protective role. She was the mortal wife of a minor official and, having borne him five sons and two daughters, committed suicide in order to ensure her future chastity. She is invoked at weddings to provide children, especially sons, and special cakes are eaten by the bride and groom. One of her more famous sanctuaries, on the island of Taiwan, is the Yin Yang Stone....
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
God name
"Hushtahli"
Choctaw The Sun god who doubles as a war god. Choctaw
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
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
Angel name
"Atel"
Christian An angel of the air ruling who only works on Sundays. Christian
King name
"Vairgin"
Chukchee The Sun, moon, stars, and constellations are also known as vairgit; but the Sun is a special vairgin, represented as a man clad in a bright garment, driving dogs or reindeer. He descends every evening to his wife, the 'Walking-around-Woman'. The moon is also represented as a man. He is not a vairgin, however, but the son of a kele of the lower worlds. He has a lasso, with which he catches people who look too fixedly at him. Shamans invoke the moon in incantations and spells. Chukchee
Spirit name
"Kavra'riria (walking around woman)"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia Sun spirit. The consort of the Sun in Chukchee mythology. Also Ko'rgina (rejoicing woman)....
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)....
Spirit name
"Kavra'nna"
Chukchee / E Siberia A Sun spirit, female type

"Kakunupmawa"
Chumash the radiance of the child of the Winter solstice. The dawn light of each new day is Kakunupmawa's breath expressed as a sigh. Bears, rattlesnakes, deer, mountain lions and ravens were the "pets of Sun. The Chumash, California

"Gauteovan"
Colombia The mother of all things who created the world, the Sun and everything else. Colombia
God name
"Xixarama"
Colombia Principal god and father of the Sun and the moon. Colombia
God name
"Sisyphos"
Corinthian The god of the faded Sun
God name
"Sisyphos"
Corinthian Sun god. Specifically the god of the faded Sun, probably equating to the Hittite weather god TESUB....
Spirit name
"Angpetu Wi"
Dakota The Sun spirit. Dakota
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
"Loba"
Duala / Cameroon, West Africa Sun god. Local people pray to this deity after Sunset to ensure that he will appear again the following morning....
God name
"Sin"
Dzyan Father of the gods, creator of all things and parent of the Sun. Dzyan
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....
Spirit name
"Kavra'nna Chukchee"
East Sun spirit, female type Siberia(East)
Angel name
"Tarwan"
East One of the ten angels that ensures that the Sun rises in the east. Early Nazorean
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.
Goddess name
"Akusaa"
Egypt Goddess of war and Sunset. Egypt
God name
"Ammon/ Amen"
Egypt The god of air, wind, Sun, reincarnation, war
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
"Aten"
Egypt The creator of the universe in ancient Egyptian mythology, usually regarded as a Sun god represented by the Sun's disk. 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.
God name
"Benu"
Egypt God of the Sun in a bird like form Egypt
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
"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

"Heru-khuti"
Egypt Horus of the two horizons, usually has the head of a hawk and represents the course of the Sun from Sunrise to Sunset, across the skies. Egypt
God name
"Horus"
Egypt Hor, Heru-ur, the Elder Son of Nut and Seb. A sky god whose eyes are the Sun and the moon. The falcon symbolizes him. Egypt
God name
"Horus"
Egypt Horus the Younger A solar deity, god of the rising Sun, of light, Son of Osiris and Isis. The latter taught him the arts of magick and healing through oracles. He absorbed and was identified with the other Horus gods-the Heru group. Egypt
God name
"Ibis or Nile-bird"
Egypt The Egyptians call the sacred Ibis Father John. It is the avatar' of the god Thoth, who in the guise of an Ibis escaped the pursuit of Typhon. The Egyptians say its white plumage symbolises the light of the Sun, and its black neck the shadow of the moon, its body a heart, and its legs a triangle. It was said to drink only the purest of water, and its feathers to scare or even kill the crocodile. Egypt
God name
"Maahes/ Maa/ Myhs/ Mihos"
Egypt He's the god of sight, Sun god of the Nile Delta, & the midsummer
God name
"Mahes"
Egypt God of the Sun normally worshipped in the region of the Nile delta Egypt
God name
"Merulis"
Egypt A form of the God of the Sun. Ancient Egypt
God name
"Nefertem"
Egypt A god of Sunrise, perfumes, ointments, virility, pleasure & Lotus flowers
Deity name
"Nefertem aka Nefertum"
Egypt Nefer-Tem, Nefer-Temu, the young Atum at the creation of the world had arisen from the primal waters. Since Atum was a solar deity, Nefertum represented Sunrise, and since Atum had arisen from the primal waters in the bud of an Egyptian blue water-lily, Nefertum was associated with this flower. Egypt
God name
"Ra"
Egypt A god of rebirth & war & the Sun
God name
"Ra"
Egypt God of the mid-day Sun, sky, earth, and the underworld. Egypt
God name
"Re-Horakhte"
Egypt Or Re-Harakhte ("Re-Horus at the horizon") was a combination of the Sun god Re from Lower Egypt and Horakhty who was an aspect of the falcon god Horus from Upper Egypt.
Goddess name
"Sakhemet aka Sachmet"
Egypt Sakhet and Sakhmet, originally the war goddess of Upper Egypt. It was said that her breath created the desert. She was also known by some cults to be a daughter of the ancient Sun god Ra. Egypt

"Set"
Egypt The son of Seb and Nut, is the brother of Osiris, Isis, and Nephthys; and the father of Anubis by Nephthys. Set stole the light from the Sun, resulting in autumn and Winter. Egypt
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