sun god

noun, often capitalized S&G

Definition of sun god

: a god that represents or personifies the sun in various religions

Examples of sun god in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For two decades, however, things changed dramatically, with fuller human figures and a worship of a sun god, Nat Geo’s History magazine reports. National Geographic, "'Our journey is not over'," 31 Aug. 2020 To greet the sun god, the temple entrance faced east and was flanked by two colossal statues of Amenhotep III. National Geographic, "King Tut's grandparents were Egypt's royal power couple," 17 Sep. 2020 Onto berating the orange sun god, with his changeable guard of hagiographers fanned out in ray formation on TV. Nicole Krauss, Harper's Magazine, "Drawing From Life," 24 Nov. 2020 Whether the actor is channelling Egyptian sun god Ra in a gold bodysuit and robe at the Met Gala or starring in his Emmy-winning role as Pray Tell on FX's Pose, Porter gives it his all—and then some. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Billy Porter Just Shared His Entire Skin-Care Routine, and It’s Glorious," 5 Nov. 2020 In ancient cultures, the winter solstice was heralded as the beginning of brighter days ahead, an indication that the sun god was regaining his strength. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "The History of the Christmas Tree Goes Back Farther Than You Might Realize," 28 Sep. 2020 The Incas built more than 80 temples on an island in the lake, where their origin myth said the sun god was born and their primordial ancestors emerged from a rock. National Geographic, "For women and voting, the fight isn't over," 10 Aug. 2020 In the first room, Seti I can be seen greeting the god Re-Horakhty in a scene from the Litany of Re, which associates the deceased pharaoh with the various forms of the sun god. National Geographic, "This pharaoh's painted tomb was missing its mummy," 25 June 2020 Scandinavians once celebrated Juul, or Yule, a multiday feast marking the sun god's return. Brian Handwerk, National Geographic, "Winter solstice 2019 explained: When and why it happens," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sun god

circa 1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sun god was circa 1592

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20 Dec 2020

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“Sun god.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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: a god that represents the sun in various religions

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