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  Solar deity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Japanese mythology, the sun goddess Amaterasu is angered by the behavior of her brother, Susanoo, and hides herself in a cave, plunging the world into darkness.
In the Vedas, numerous hymns are dedicated to Surya deva, the Sun personified, and Savitar, "the impeller", a solar deity either identified with or associated with Surya.
The Mahabharata describes its warrior hero Karna as being the son of Kunti and the Sun.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solar_deity   (898 words)

 Pagan Astronomy Network - The Sun
Often assumed to be a male deity, among the Indo-Europeans the sun was a goddess, and the moon was male.
This miracle of the sun's rebirth was celebrated by the sunbeam focused precisely upon the erect member of a statue of Ra, symbolizing the Great Rite between the goddess of the Dawn and Ra himself.
The constellation Virgo, also associated with the goddess Isis to the Egyptians, and Demeter to the Greeks, is at this point rising in the east, and from this point rises the first sunrise after the solstice, hence the "virgin birth" of the sun.
www.paganastronomy.net /sun.htm   (6002 words)

 Amaterasu and Uzume, Goddesses of Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Amaterasu, goddess of the sun in Japanese mythology, was a beautiful and compassionate goddess who ruled both the sun and the heavenly fields of rice that fed the Japanese people.
Uzume was a lesser goddess, responsible for laughter and revelry.
The goddess Amaterasu, the divine ancestor of the Japanese imperial family, and the goddess Uzume (who brought her out of her deep depression) are heroines in Japanese myths that parallel the story of Demeter and the maidservant Baubo in Greek mythology.
www.goddessgift.com /goddess-myths/japanese_goddess_amaterasu.htm   (670 words)

 Far East Realm of the Forgotten Goddesses
Originally a woman who lived on earth and became a goddess when she drank all the water of immortality that was given to her husband by the gods as an award, thereby cheating him of that honor.
Goddess of the winds of China, Feng Pho-Pho was pictured as riding a tiger for her steed and with clouds for her roadway.
This Chinese goddess was said to have been worshiped in the form of a sacred rock at the summit of a hill called the Mount of the Sorceress.
inanna.virtualave.net /fareast.html   (1778 words)

 Goddess of the Sun
Sun Goddesses were frequently psychopompes, and the labyrinth was itself connected to the Sun.
The Sun Goddess was protected, encouraged to stay during the winter, and encouraged to remain benign in summer in many ways.
There is such a Goddess in Greek myth, named Baubo (an Egyptian term for female genitals) or Iambe, who brings Demeter out of her misery and allows Persephone to return from the underworld by dancing lasciviously, crowning the striptease with the exposure of her genitals.
www.moonspeaker.ca /Athena/atsun.html   (960 words)

 completelest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This ancient Egyptian Snake Goddess was the protectress of the Pharaoh and Lower Egypt.
Goddess of Wisdom, totem the owl, Mother Goddess of the city of Athens, the Holy Virgin.
The sacred grove of Tara in Ireland was the Goddess’s genital shrine.
www.mothergoddess.com /completelist.htm   (5777 words)

 Sun Goddess Model Search - A Sun Laboratories Official Website
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 Macha, Brighid, The Ancient Goddess of Ireland
They needed a Goddess of the Battlefield as did the men (thus their talk of heads being "the mast of Macha) - and so grew the myth of the Morrigan into which the kinder harvest Goddess Macha was subsumed as part of a triple Goddess with her two sisters, Badb and Morrigan.
The Goddess Tlachtga was pack-raped by the three sons of a man she had gone to in order to learn magic - and she then died giving birth to male warriors.
As a war goddess she did not participate in battle but rather in curing the wounded, in demoralizing or confusing the male armies.
inquirer.gn.apc.org /craft-three.html   (2284 words)

 Makara's List of Egyptian Goddesses
Goddess of the inundation of the Nile and fertility
An Egyptian goddess whose primary role was that of a guardian of Egypt's southern (Nubian) frontier and killing the enemies of the Pharaoh with her arrows.
According to the Heolopolitan cosmology, she was the daughter of Atum (sun), sister-wife of Shu (air) and the mother of Geb (earth) and Nut (sky).
www.angelfire.com /me3/egyptgoddess/Goddess.html   (2915 words)

 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine )O( Hathor, Egyptian goddess of sun and sky | Ancient Egypt, Egyptian myth ...
Horus’, a reference to her role as a sky goddess, the ‘house’ denoting the heavens depicted as a great cow.
Abu Simbel, Nefertari is shown as Hathor, and her husband Ramses II is shown in one sanctuary receiving milk from Hathor the cow.) Hathor was often regarded as the mother of the Egyptian pharaoh, who styled himself the ‘son of Hathor’.
She was depicted either as a cow or in human form wearing a crown consisting of a sun disk held between the horns of a cow.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /goddess_hathor.html   (1603 words)

 The Best of Free Spirit Presents: The Sun
She was the Heaven-Illuminating Goddess, Ameratsu Omikame, in Japan, and the Queen of Heaven and Earth, Arinna, in Mesopotamia.
She was the controller of the cosmos, the sun and the celestial cycles.
In Greece, the sun, Helios, is the eye of Zeus; in Egypt, the eye of Ra; in northern Europe, the eye of Odin; in Oceania, the eye of Atea; and in Islam, the eye of Allah.
deoxy.org /annex/celest_s.htm   (2641 words)

 A Wiccans Light   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Asherali is the Canaanite Goddess of the moon and fertility
Caillech is the Irish goddess of disease and plague.
Devi is the Hindu Goddess of motherhood and fertility
groups.msn.com /Awiccanslight/goddesses.msnw   (853 words)

 Sekhmet, Powerful One, Sun Goddess, Destructor
The lion-headed goddess Sekhmet (Sakhmet, Sekhet) was a member of the Memphite Triad, thought to be the wife of Ptah and mother of Nefertem (though the motherhood of Nefertem was in dispute - Bast and Wadjet were touted as his mother in their respective cities).
She was, thus, the destructive side of the sun, and a solar goddess and given the title Eye of Ra.
Sekhmet was depicted as a lion-headed woman with the sun disk and uraeus serpent headdress.
touregypt.net /godsofegypt/sekhmet2.htm   (704 words)

 artnet Magazine - Tree of Life
Her sash has a tree of life that sprouts, transforming itself into a goddess motif, while a smaller horizontal band of quadripartite sun symbols marches across another part of the sash.   While these symbols relate to fertility and protection, the coral beads were added to ward off evil.
The goddess motif, a torso, often vegetative with curved arms held on either side of the head, can be found on the bottom edge of a cream-colored coat (svyta) from the 1920s or recognized in more abstract forms on painted Easter eggs (pysanky).
Besides circles and dots, swastikas, four swirling, spiral arms and simple crosses, sun signs are often quadripartite or eight-rayed and resemble blossoms.  The tie between the sun and fertility is never distant in folk art.
www.artnet.com /magazineus/features/karlins/karlins2-21-06.asp   (957 words)

 Member Experiences - Sun Magic Ritual
The Sun is beginning to herald the warmth of the new season.
The Magus called forth the Goddess from Her cave and the Sun seemed to shine even brighter.
The Sun Goddess wrapped Her intense coiling arms of empowerment around me, caressing me with glowing spiraling warmth and then She gave me the added gift of her Sun soaked rain drop kisses.
www.crlyceum.com /memexp2sun.html   (1018 words)

 The Sun Goddess   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Central Sun is the source of our existents the sum of the male/female polarities of the universe.
Our Home is the Great Central Sun, but we are sent out to fulfil our mission on earth in the Cosmos to work with the divine plan of our creator who lives through us by our individualized God-flame our being.
After the red is activated, visualize a red rose in your first chakra with a stem reaching down into the center of the earth.
www.twinrays.net /sungoddes/CentralSun00.htm   (601 words)

 Amazon.com: Sun Goddess: Music: Ramsey Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Overall Sun Goddess is a great CD for jazz lovers or anyone who wants to slip back down memory lane and relax in the mid 70's.
Sun Goddess stands not only as a prime candidate for the best jazz-funk album ever, but as an example of the realms jazz musicians could have explored in the 70s had they taken the possibilities of jazz-funk more seriously.
Sun Goddess is the epitome of classic jazz to the contempory venue.
www.amazon.com /Sun-Goddess-Ramsey-Lewis/dp/B00000253J   (1070 words)

 Shapash, the Phoenician Sun Goddess--Sapas, Shapshu,sun goddess, psychopomp, anat, mavet, mot, ba'al,heat goddess, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The idea of the Sun as a traveller to the Underworld is known from other cultures such as Egypt, where in their myths the Sun journeys each night through the land of the dead (or the back/dark side of the world) to emerge once more in the East.
As is to be expected in a very hot land, Shapash the Sun Goddess can be an ambivalent Deity, depending on the time of year, who can either cause the crops to grow with Her gentle warmth or wither from Her excessive heat.
Perhaps this refers to the summer solstice, when the Sun is at its most powerful and at its most northerly point in its yearly cycle; the word solstice does mean "sun stands still", as it appears to set in the same spot for several days in a row before once more moving towards the south.
www.thaliatook.com /shapash.html   (567 words)

 Book of Shadows - Solar Goddess Amaterasu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
She is a goddess of clarity, graciousness, balance, order, goodness, cultural unity and kinship.
It is Amaterasu's sun that nudges the greenery to reach toward Her light, just as Her gentle energy prods us toward reestablishing harmony in all our relationships.
She has strong associations with nature (the sun), culture (the institution of agriculture and the silk industry), and society (she is associated with the ruling elite).
www.pandorasbazaar.com /amaterasu.html   (1396 words)

 The Sun Goddess Syndrome - A Woman's View
Of all the factors for aging of the skin, sun exposure ranks number one.
Ideally, avoid all sun exposure including tanning beds, or when necessary to be in the sun, wear sunscreen, protective clothing and hats, or organize the day to avoid the most intense time of the day for sun exposure (between 10 and 2).
The number one recommendation for any sun exposure and skin care is the daily use of a good sunscreen.
www.awomansviews.com /health/0604_sun.htm   (384 words)

 The Sun Goddess
White Tara is to Amaterasu and the Sun as Green Tara is to Gaia and the biosphere.
Amaterasu, the Shinto Sun goddess of Japan is the primary deity of Shinto, and the emperor of Japan is her holy consort.
In one of the more important myths about her, the Sun goddess is offended by the conduct of her brother and hides in a cave, darkening the world.
www.feri.com /lurkingbear/InnerRealms/amaterasu.html   (1064 words)

 completelest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hindu Great Goddess, as the Woman Clothed with the Sun.
Sun Goddess, Mother of all the Lights of Heaven.
Assamese Forest Goddess, appears as a tiger roving through the Indian jungle.
www.mothergoddess.com /india.htm   (925 words)

 Amazon.com: The Sun Goddess: Myth, Legend and History: Books: Sheena McGrath   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mikasa Sun Goddess at Replacements.com — 10 million replacement pieces in china, crystal and silver-old and new.
This book challenges the idea that female moons and male suns were the norm in ancient cultures, citing extensive mythology and folk legends involving the sun as a goddess.
If you love the Goddess and want to know more about one of her lesser-known aspects, the Sun Goddess, this book is for you.
www.amazon.com /Sun-Goddess-Myth-Legend-History/dp/0713726628   (708 words)

 Sol (goddess) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sol was, in Norse mythology, the goddess of the sun, a daughter of Mundilfari and Glaur and the wife of Glen.
The earth was protected from the full heat of the sun by Svalin, who stood between the earth and Sol.
In Norse belief, the sun did not give light; this was caused by the manes of Alsvid and Arvak.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sol_(goddess)   (222 words)

 Catha, Mother Sun of the Etruscans--Mother Sun Solar Goddess Etruscan Goddess roman goddess pagan gods and goddesses ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Catha, or Cautha, is an Etruscan Goddess of the Sun who is sometimes shown as male.
That said, Usil is depicted on a mirror-back with Nethuns (Neptune, the Sea-God) and Thesan (the Goddess of the Dawn).
Catha is sometimes called the daughter of Usil, and associated with daybreak or sunrise; as such She may be equivalent or a sister-Goddess to Thesan.
www.thaliatook.com /catha.html   (439 words)

 Sekhmet, Powerful One, Sun Goddess, Destructor...
The lion-headed goddess Sekhmet (Sakhmet, Sekhet) was a member of the Memphite Triad, thought to be the wife of Ptah and mother of Nefertem (though the motherhood of Nefertem was in dispute - Bast and Wadjet (Edjo) were touted as his mother in their respective cities).
Hundreds of Amenhotep's Sekhmet statues were found in the Theban temple precinct of the goddess Mut at South Ipet-Isut (Karnak).
Although she is connected with Bast, she has no family relationship with the cat goddess.
www.thekeep.org /~kunoichi/kunoichi/themestream/sekhmet.html   (808 words)

 Chocolate Deities: The Sun, The Sun
Rituals, dances, music, prayers, and ceremonies were all composed as invitations, incantations and salutations to the Sun to return again and again and again.
Rituals, dances, music, prayers, and ceremonies were all composed as invitations,incantations and salutations to the Sun to return again and again and again.
Gradually we learned the Sun was not the center of the whole universe, but for all that science has taught us, the Sun never left center stage.
www.chocolatedeities.com /deity.php?deity=sun   (293 words)

 Sun Goddess - Accommodations
The Sonesta Sun Goddess sails between Luxor and Aswan on the Nile, one of the world's most beautiful and famous rivers, for 4- and 6-night cruises.
The Sonesta Sun Goddess is a 5-star cruise ship built in 1993 in Cairo by Belgian interior designer José Vanden Bossche.
The Sun Goddess offers 58 standard cabins, 2 Senator Suites, 1 Presidential Suite and 1 Royal Suite with private lounge.
www.sonesta.com /egypt_nilecruise/page.asp?pageid=34136   (113 words)

 Ada Choi's new TVB series - Lok Sun
So when I heard that her new series is called “Lok Sun ” and that it is a historical drama, naturally I was curious.
Lok Sun (Cantonese, "Luo Shen" in Mandarin) is literally translated as Goddess of Luo but more accurately known as The Goddess of the River Luo.
The Goddess of the River Luo is supposed to be a woman of extreme beauty and many poems have been written about her.
www.geocities.com /loksun_2001/Lok_Sun.html   (3145 words)

 Hrana Janto, Illustration & Illumination
This wildly successful Divination Deck and Book set is again availible in English with a new publisher, U.S. Games (also in Dutch, German and Portugese).
The Goddess images used in the Goddess Oracle are drawn from Hrana's ongoing Goddess Icon Series,, appearing in The Goddess Gallery and in many forms throughout the world.
Reproductions of most Goddess paintings and other works shown here are available -- order prints directly from Hrana.
www.hranajanto.com   (412 words)

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