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List of Gods : "Sun"   (198 records)

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"Perse"
Greek Chthonic underworld goddess. The consort of the Sun god Helios and the mother of Kirke and Pasiphae,...
God name
"Pharies"
Greek Primordial Sun god. The first god to emerge from the cosmic egg engendered by KRONOS, he personifies light emerging from chaos. According to one tradition, his daughter is NYX, the night....

"Pilzintecutli"
Aztec Sun dod who demanded daily sacrifices of human hearts and blood. Aztec

"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
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
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
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....

"Priyavrata"
India The Bhagavata-Purana states: "Priya-vrata being dissatisfied that only half the earth was illuminated at one time by the solar rays, followed the Sun seven times round the earth in his own flaming car of equal velocity, like another celestial orb, resolved to turn night into day." India
Goddess name
"Prsni"
Hindu / Vedic Primordial earth goddess. The socalled “dappled cow” of the Rg Veda. She is also perceived as the brightly colored soma stalk and is linked with a male counterpart, also Prsni, the dappled bull of the Sun....

"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
God name
"Pu'gu"
Yukaghir / E Siberia the Sun god, he is associated with justice & honorable living & will punish those who are evil or pilot
Spirit name
"Pu'gu"
Yukaghir / eastern Siberia Sun god. A spirit associated with justice and honorable living who punishes those who are evil or violent....
God name
"Pugu"
Siberia Yet another God of the Sun, this one is associated with justice and honourable living, the defender of the oppressed and the punisher of evil deeds. Yukaghir, Siberia

"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
Goddess name
"Pusan (nourisher)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Sun god. The 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 Pusan. He is the charioteer of the Sun and a guardian deity of journeys and pathways. Color: golden. Attributes: four lotuses....
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
"Quiabelagayu"
Maya God of boozy afternoons and lazy Sunday bonking sessions. Maya
God name
"Quiahuitl"
Aztec The creator god / Sun deity of the third of the five world ages
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....
Goddess name
"Quilla"
Inca moon goddess married to Inti, the Sun god. Inca
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
"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
Deity name
"Rahu (seizer)"
Hindu Primordial cosmic deity. The son of KASYAPA or RUDRA, according to legend he seizes the Sun and moon to generate eclipses. Rahu is depicted with four hands and a tail, or as a head alone, his body having been destroyed by VISNU. He stands upon a lion or in a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Color: dark blue. Attributes: half moon, knife, sword and trident....
God name
"Rang"
Nuer / Sudan God of hunting. The rays of the Sun are his flaming spears. Also Garang....
God name
"Rbhus (skilful)"
Hindu / Vedic Sun gods. Identified in the Rg Veda as the craftsmen of the gods and linked with the Maruts. They are led by INDRA....
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.
God name
"Revanta"
Hindu The son of Sun god Surya and a god of hunters. Hindu
God name
"Rimmon"
Babylon Sun god. Babylon
God name
"Ru"
Nigeria The supreme being and Sun god of the Yendang, Nigeria

"Sakhadai"
Siberia The personification of fire who gives life to the newborn Winter Sun. Siberia
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
God name
"Sala"
Babylonian The female consort of the Sun-god of Eridu. Babylonian
God name
"Samas"
Akkadia God of the Sun and patron deity of Sippa and Larsa Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia
Goddess name
"Samas'"
Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian Sun god. The patron deity of Sippar and Larsa. His consort is the mother goddess A-A. S amas derives from the god UTU in the Sumerian pantheon. He is associated with justice. His symbol is the Sun disc and a star surrounded with radiating Sunbeams. He may carry a single-headed scimitar embellished with a panther head. His sanctuary is known as the E-babbar. Also associated with human-headed bulls. His attendant deities include Mes aru, justice, and Kettu, righteousness. He came to much greater prominence in the pantheon at Babylon from about the eighteenth century BC....
Deity name
"Sams"
Greek Sun deity who in the north is a male and in the south female. Greek
Deity name
"Sams"
Pre - Islamic / Arabian Sun deity. In the north the being is male, in the south female. Probably derived from S AMAS ....
Goddess name
"San Chou Niang Niang"
China Mother goddess who was first deified during the Sung dynasty China
Planet name
"Sani"
Chaldean God identified with the planet Saturn and whose parents were the Sun and the shade.
God name
"Sapas"
Canaan God of the Sun Canaan
God name
"Sapas"
Western Semitic / Canaanite Sun god. Modeled on the Mesopotamian (Babylonian-Akkadian) god SAMAS....
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....
Goddess name
"Saule"
Baltic The Sun goddess
Goddess name
"Saule"
Baltic Goddess of the Sun Baltic
Goddess name
"Saule"
Pre - Christian Latvian Sun goddess. Also having agricultural links, she is perceived as living on a heavenly farm atop a mythical mountain and invoked to induce fertility and ripening among crops. Her consorts are the sky god DIEVS and the moon god MENESS....
God name
"Savitar"
Hindu / Vedic A god of war & the Sun
Goddess name
"Savitar (impeller)"
Hindu / Puranic Sun god. The 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 Savitar. The god of the rising and setting Sun. Color: golden. Attributes: club, prayer wheel and two lotuses....
Deity name
"Savitri"
Hindu Vivifier, stimulator; an aspect of the Sun deity. Hindu
God name
"Scniitic Bel"
Babylon A Sun-god who rules among the shades below. Babylon
Deities name
"Sebek"
Egyptian Sebeq or Sebeq-Ra, the crocodile-headed deity. In The Book of the Dead Sebek is named together with three other deities as dwelling on the mount of Sunrise, helping Horus to be reborn daily. He is represented as giving the eyes to the deceased and assisting the pilgrim to be reborn. Egyptian
Goddess name
"Selene (radiant)"
Greek moon goddess. The daughter of HYPERION (a TITAN) and sister of the Sun god HELIOS. The tutelary deity of magicians, she rides in a chariot drawn by two horses. According to legend she fell in love with the sleeping Endymion. She becomes largely syncretized with HEKATE and in Roman culture equates with the goddess LUNA....
God name
"Sentanta, Lugh"
Ireland Sentanta the Sun god, Lugh, who was a warrior-hero, a sorcerer and master of crafts. Tuatha De Danann
God name
"Senx"
BC Canada God of the Sun who is the ruler of a lower heavens BC Canada
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
Goddess name
"Sese"
Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Chthonic goddess. One of seven deities invoked at Sunrise each day....
Goddess name
"Sese Ngbandi"
Zaire Chthonic goddess who is invoked at Sunrise every day Zaire

"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
Spirit name
"Shakuru"
Pawnee spirit of war and the Sun Pawnee
God name
"Shamash"
Assyrians / Babylonians Sun God and God of righteousness, law and divination.
God name
"Shamish"
Babylon God of the Sun and the god of justice. Babylon
Goddess name
"Shapshu"
Canaan Goddess of war and the Sun. Canaan
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
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
"Sin"
Dzyan Father of the gods, creator of all things and parent of the Sun. Dzyan
Spirit name
"Sing Bongha"
Kolarian The spirit of the Sun. Kolarian
Goddess name
"Sirona"
European / Celtic A sky Goddess and a deity of the Sun. European / Celtic
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....
God name
"Sivini"
Armenia God of the Sun Armenia
God name
"Sivini"
Urartian / Armenia Sun god. Known from inscriptions....

"Sol"
Norse Daughter of Mundilfare. She drives the horses that draw the car of the Sun. Norse
God name
"Sol"
Roman A god of war & the Sun
God name
"Sol"
Roman God of war and the Sun. Roman
Supreme god name
"Sol (1)"
Roman Sun god. Known by the full title of Sol Indiges, meaning “the indigenous Sol,” which may suggest a purely Roman cult on the Quirinal Hill, but there are also inferences that this deity is of more ancient origin. Coins from southern Italy depicting the god with a radiate image date back to circa 200 BC but he rose to particular prominence during the republican period. His festival was celebrated annually on August 9. Nero had a huge statue of himself, as Sol, erected in Rome and the emperor Aurelian elevated Sol to supreme god in the Roman pantheon when Jupiter Conservator gave way to Sol Invictus (the unconquered Sun). Sol may sometimes be linked with AURORA, the goddess of dawn....
Goddess name
"Sol (2)"
Nordic / Icelandic Sun goddess. One of the AESIR goddesses. The daughter of Nubdilfaeri (Mundilferi). She drives the horses which draw the Sun chariot across the sky....
Goddess name
"Solntse"
Slavic Goddess of the Sun. Slavic
God name
"Sore-Gus"
Hottentot / S Africa The Sun / sky god
God name
"Sore-Gus"
Hottentot / Namibia, southern Africa sky god. The Sun god, embodied in the shape of a golden ram with long fluffy wool....
God name
"Sore-Gus Hottentot"
Africa God of the Sun / sky Africa(south)
Goddess name
"Su"
Egypt Primordial god of the air. According to the genealogy of the priests of Heliopolis, he is the first born of the creator Sun god ATUM and by his sister TEFNUT is the father of the chthonic god GEB and the sky goddess NUT. S u is typically represented in human form standing over the supine form of Geb and holding Nut aloft with his raised arms. He can also, as one of several manifestations of the “eye of RE,” be represented as a lion, as can his sister....

"Sudarsana"
Sanskrit The chakra or circular weapon of Vishnu-Krishna, a flaming weapon called the disc of the Sun. Sanskrit
God name
"Sugriva (beautiful strong neck)"
Hindu Monkey god. The son of the Sun god and leader of the monkey army which, according to epic tradition, supported RAMA....
God name
"Sullat"
Akkadia Minor god who was an attendant of God of the Sun Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia
God name
"Sullat"
Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Minor god. An attendant of the Sun god S AMAS ....

"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.
God name
"Sun God"
Hittite / Akkadian The Sun god of heaven
God name
"Sun Hou-Shi"
China Monkey god China
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....
God name
"Sun Hou-Shi/ Sun Wu-Kong"
China The monkey god
God name
"Sun-god"
Hittite / Akkadia God of the Sun, God of the Sun of heaven. Hittite / Akkadia
Goddess name
"Sundara"
Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name
"Sundara"
Hindu Goddess who is a prosperous aspect of Siva, a god Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name
"Sundara"
Hindu / Puranic A goddess that is a prosperous aspect of Siva, a god
Goddess name
"Surya"
Hindu Goddess of the Sun. Hindu
Goddess name
"Surya"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Sun goddess. The daughter of the Sun god SURYA. According to legend she was courted by all the gods, but won finally by the twin ASVIN gods with whom she rides in a chariot. Other legends account her consorts to include SOMA and PUSAN. She is the essence of the cosmos. Also Savitr....
Spirit name
"Sutalidihi"
Cherokee Sun spirit. Cherokee

"Svalin"
Norse [Cooler]. The shield placed before the Sun. Norse
Spirit name
"Svarog"
Slavic The Slavic Sun God and spirit of fire. His name means bright and clear.
God name
"Svarozic"
Slav Sun god. Also the giver of fire and the smith god, and further linked with marriage. Also Svarog....

"Svasud"
Norse [Delightful]. The name of a giant; the father of the Sun. Norse
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....
Goddess name
"Tahc-I"
Tunica Sun goddess and consort of the king Fisher. Tunica
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....
Angel name
"Taliahad"
Nazorean angel of water inscribed on the seventh pentacle of the Sun. Early Nazorean
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
"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....
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....
Angel name
"Tar"
Nazorean One of the ten angels that accompany the Sun across the sky. Early Nazorean
Angel name
"Tarwan"
East One of the ten angels that ensures that the Sun rises in the east. Early Nazorean
Goddess name
"Tate Oteganaka (mother corn)"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico corn goddess. The mother of the Sun god TAYAU....
Goddess name
"Tate Velika Vimali"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Sun goddess. Perceived as a young girl or as a royal eagle who holds the world in her talons and guards it. In human form the night sky with its stars are her dress....
Goddess name
"Tate Velika Vimali Huichol"
Mexico Goddess of the Sun perceived as either a young girl or a royal eagle who holds the world in her talons, she guards it Mexico
God name
"Tawa"
Pueblo Indians God of the Sun Pueblo
God name
"Tawa"
Pueblo Indian / USA Creator god. The apotheosis of the Sun and father of the tribe....
God name
"Tayau"
Mexico God of the rising Sun. Mexico
God name
"Tayau (father sun)"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Sun god. According to tradition, he was created by the ancient shamans, who threw the youthful son of the corn mother TATE OTEGANAKA into an oven in full ceremonial attire. He traveled underground and emerged in the east as the Sun. In late May, the Huichol sacrifice a sheep and a turkey in a ritual fire, after which they sing all night until Sunrise. Also Tau; Taverik....
God name
"Tayau Sakaimoka"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Sun god. The deity of the setting Sun in the west, regarded as the assistant of TAYAU....
God name
"Tayau Sakaimoka Huichol"
Mexico Western setting Sun god Mexico
God name
"Tayau/ Tau/ averik Huichol"
Mexico The Sun god of the the rising Sun
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....
Goddess name
"Tefnut"
Egypt Primordial goddess of moisture. According to the genealogy laid down by the priests of Heliopolis, Tefnut was created out of the breath or spit of the creator Sun god ATUM. She is the sister of SU, god of the air, and the mother of GEB and NUT. Her main cult sanctuary was at Heliopolis. Tefnut, like Su, can become one of several manifestations of the “eye of RE” in which case she appears as a lion, or in human form but with a leonine head. According to the Pyramid Texts, she creates pure water from her vagina. In a different context she takes the form of a snake encircling a scepter....
Deities name
"Tejosnisa (sharp)"
Buddhist God. Apparently connected with the guardian deities or dikpalas in the southeastern quarter. Color: whitish red. Attribute: Sun disc....
God name
"Teljavelik"
Pre - Christian Lithuanian Creator god. He engendered the Sun god SAULE and is described as the heavenly smith....
Goddess name
"Tenshoko Daijin or Ten Sho Dai Jiu"
Shinto The Shinto Sun goddess.
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
Goddess name
"Thea"
Greek Goddess. One of the TITANS, consort of HYPERION and mother of the Sun god HELIOS and of the goddesses EOS (dawn) and SELENE (moon). Also Theia....
Spirit name
"Ti'ykitiy"
Yakut / southeastern / central Siberia Sun spirit. Often identified with the supreme being AYI'URU'N TOYO'N....
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....
God name
"Tobadzistsini"
Navaho Child of water and son of Tsohanoai, the Sun god. Minor war god. Navaho
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....
God name
"Tonatiuh/ Pilzintecutli"
Aztec / Nahua The Sun god & a god of war
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....
Goddess name
"Toyo-Uke-Bime"
Shinto / Japan Goddess of foodstuffs. An ambiguous deity often identified with Inari, she is said in the Kojiki to be a daughter of WakuMusubi-No-Kami and a great granddaughter of IZANAGI and IZANAMI. Her main sanctuary is the Geku in Ise, whither she was allegedly removed from Tamba after the emperor had received a dream-message from the Sun goddess AMATERASU in AD 478....
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
"Trivikrama (taking three steps)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. It may originally have been the name of a Sun god, but is taken as the incarnation of VISNU which strides the world in three steps in his dwarfish manifestation, and is linked with the Hindu perception of the three parts of the world—heaven, air and earth. His SAKTI is SANTI. Normally depicted with the left leg raised. Attributes: arrow, bow, club, conch, knife, lotus, noose, plough, prayer wheel, staff and sword....
God name
"Tsohanoai"
Navaho God of the Sun. Navaho
Supreme god name
"Tsohanoai (day bearer)"
Navaho / USA Sun god. Not regarded as a supreme god, Tsohanoai moves across the sky, invisible, behind the disc of the Sun, sa, which is his shield. His consort is the fertility goddess ESTSANATLEHI and he is the father of the war god NAYENEZGANI. He is also attributed with the creation of all the big game animals. He is thought to walk on a Rainbow and ride a blue steed. He is never depicted in art nor impersonated....
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
"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
"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
"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....

"Uarahiulu"
Brazil A stone being who was the wife of Darukavaitere and the mother of the Sun and moon. Brazil

"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
God name
"Uhubaput"
Honduras The Sun-god of the Sumus, their supreme deity. Honduras
God name
"Uitzilopchtli"
Aztec God of the incarnating of the Sun at Midday. Aztec
Goddess name
"Unelanuhi"
Cherokee Goddess of the Sun who invented hours and minutes. Cherokee
Goddess name
"Usas"
Hindu / Vedic Goddess of the dawn. The daughter of Dyaus and, according to some texts, the consort of the Sun god SURYA. An auspicious deity, Usas brings the dawn, heralding Surya, and drives away darkness. She is the all-seeing eye of the gods. In the Rg Veda she is depicted as a beautiful young virginal figure who rides in a hundred chariots. She sets all things in motion and can render strength and fame to her devotees. In addition to being perceived as a sky goddess, she is also drawn as a mother goddess in the guise of a cow. Epithets include “mother of the gods” and “mother of cows.” She is invoked to give the boon of longevity, but a more malignant aspect reveals her as a huntress who wastes human life. Usas sometimes enjoys a domestic worship as a guardian hearth goddess who drives away darkness and evil spirits. She disappears, however, from the later traditions of Hinduism....
Goddess name
"Uttu"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian vegetation goddess and goddess of weaving. Not to be confused with UTU the Sun god, Uttu is a minor deity whose father is ENKI. According to legend, Enki first impregnated the mother goddess NINHURSAG A, whose nine-day gestation produced the goddess NIN-S'AR. She in turn was impregnated by Enki and, after a similar nine-day gestation, gave birth to the goddess NINKURRA. Through the same procedure with her grandfather, Ninkurra conceived the goddess Uttu. She is depicted as the goddess of weaving and of spiders....
God name
"Utu"
Sumeria God of the Sun and justice who rules the fate of the dead. Sumeria
Goddess name
"Uzume"
Japan The Great Persuader, and The heavenly Alarming Female. The goddess who lured out the Sun deity, Amaterasu, by dancing naked in a bath. Japan
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.
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

"Vakarine"
Lithuanian The evening Venus, who makes the bed for the Sun. Lithuanian
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
"Vivasvan (shining)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Sun god. The 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 Vivasvan. One of his titles is the “embodiment of ancestral law.” His consort is SARANYU and he is identified as the father of YAMA and YAMI, as well as MANU and the ASVINS. His color is golden and his attributes a Forest garland, two lotuses and a trident. Also Vivasvat....
God name
"Wa"
Ntomba / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Sun god. Probably originating as a god of hunters who protects and controls the animals in the Forest. He has a son, Mokele....
Goddess name
"Wadjet"
Egypt Goddess of royal authority. Wadjet takes the form of a fire-breathing cobra and, as the uraeus symbol worn on the headdress of the ruler, she epitomizes the power of sovereignty. She is a goddess of Lower Egypt equating to NEKHBET in Upper Egypt, with her main cult center at Buto (Tell el-Farain) in the Nile delta. She forms an integral part of the symbolism of the Sun god RE, coiling around the Sun disc to symbolize Re's powers of destruction. According to mythology, she created the papyrus swamps of the delta. She is described as a wet nurse to the god HORUS and is the mother of the god of the primeval lotus blossom, NEFERTUM....
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
"Waka-H ru-Me"
Shinto / Japan Sun goddess. Arguably the younger sister of the great Shinto Sun goddess AMATERASU, or an early manifestation, she is associated with the morning Sunrise. Also involved with weaving the garments of the KAMI....
Goddess name
"Wakahirume"
Japan The favourite maiden of the Japanese Sun goddess Amaterasu. Wakahirume fell onto her shuttle and fatally punctured her vagina. Japan
Goddess name
"Walo"
Australia Goddess of war and the Sun. Australia

"Wanadi"
Venezuela Celestial father, maker of the Sun, the moon and all beings. Venezuela
God name
"Waptokwa"
Brazil The Sun and creator god. Shavante, Brazil
God name
"Wasterzhi"
North Ossetia The god of war and of the Sun. He is frequently depicted as a cavalryman with a long beard, riding on a white horse.
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....
Goddess name
"Whope"
Lakota The daughter of the Sun Wi and the moon, a goddess of peace and the wife of the south wind. Lakota
Goddess name
"Whope"
Sioux / USA Goddess. The daughter of WI, the Sun god, and consort of the south wind. She is credited with giving the Sioux Indian the pipe of peace through which (narcotic) they commune with the great spirit WAKAN TANKA....
God name
"Wi"
Lakota The Sun god of the Lakota.
Goddess name
"Wi"
Sioux / USA Sun god. The father of the goddess WHOPE, his sacred animal is the bison....
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
"Wurusemu"
Hittite Goddess of the Sun of Arrina. Hittite
Goddess name
"Wurusemu/ Wuruntemu"
Hittite The Sun goddess of Arrina
Goddess name
"Xatel Ekwa"
Hungary Goddess of war and the Sun. She who rode through the air on three horses. Hungary
Goddess name
"Xi He"
Chinese Goddess of Light and Mother of the Ten Suns. Chinese
God name
"Xixarama"
Colombia Principal god and father of the Sun and the moon. Colombia
King name
"Yama"
Hindu Son of the Sun, king of justice and the prince of the Patriarchen. As a judge of the underworld he sorts the souls of the dead and sends them to Swerga (the first sky), or Narak (the region of the queues). He owns a mirror of fire and golden scales, which show him the deeds of all men and weigh the souls of the dead. Hindu
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
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
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

"Yeitso"
Navaho Child of the Sun, a giant in Navaho legend Navaho
God name
"Yeloje"
Yukaghir / Siberia Sun god. A benevolent deity who personifies justice and morality. The Rainbow is said to be his tongue. Also PU'GU; Ye'rpeyen....
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....

"Yetl"
Tlingit The Raven of Tlingit legend, was the symbol of creation, maker of Forests and mountains, rivers and seas. He guided the Sun, the moon, and the stars and controlled the winds and the floods. Yetl gave light to the world.
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
"Ynti"
Inca Sun god and the god of the Collas. Inca
Spirit name
"Yocahu"
Puerto Rico / Haiti Tutelary god. A benevolent deity, the son of the universal mother, and known as the “great spirit.” Believed to live in the Sun. Also Marcoti; JocakuvagueMaorocon....
Supreme god name
"Yu Huang Shang Ti"
Taoist / Chinese Supreme god. He achieved paramount prominence during the Sung Dynasty and the Jade Emperor is his earthly, mortal incarnation. As a deity he is remote and out of touch with ordinary people. No iconography is applied to him and he has no physical description. He engendered the universe from chaos and is the unifying principle of the cosmos which is perceived to be divided into thirty-six heavens above the earth. Also SHANG TI; Shang Di....
God name
"Yu-ti"
Taoist / Chinese sky god. The title by which the “Jade Emperor,” the most senior deity in the Taoist pantheon, is commonly known. He emerges as a deity circa AD 1000-1100 during the Sung Dynasty. The Chinese emperor is his earthly and more accessible incarnation.See also Yu HUANG SHANG TT....

"Zabian"
Chaldees / Persians A worshipper of the Sun, moon, and stars. The Chaldees and ancient Persians were Zabians.
Deities name
"Zemi"
Puerto Rico / Haiti One of a pair of primordial beings. Known as Morobo and Binatel, they are the parents of all other deities, though they did not create the cosmos which, according to belief, has always been in existence. They are depicted in stone, wood or clay figures and are invoked in prayers. Two wooden ZEMIS used to be kept in a sacred cave at Toaboyna in Haiti and were the subject of several annual pilgrimages. The Sun and the moon were believed to have emerged from the cave....

"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

"Zorya"
Slavic Dawn. either Sun's mother or older sister. Slavic