sun god

noun

often capitalized S&G
: a god that represents or personifies the sun in various religions

Examples of sun god in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Likewise the triangular sun rays added to the halo appear more in keeping with Mediterranean sun god traditions than with conventional Buddhas. Jo Marchant, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 June 2024 Bradley Schaefer, a professor of astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, said in most pre-modern cultures, the sun god was among the most powerful deities in the pantheon. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2024 Every evening the sun god, Kinich Ahau, made the perilous journey through Xibalba, the Maya underworld, to be born anew at sunrise. Kimberly H. Breuer, Discover Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024 Bradley Schaefer, a professor astronomy at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, said in most pre-modern cultures, the sun god was among the most powerful deities in the pantheon. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for sun god 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'sun god.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sun god was circa 1592

Dictionary Entries Near sun god

Cite this Entry

“Sun god.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sun%20god. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sun god

noun
often capitalized S&G
: a god that represents the sun in various religions

More from Merriam-Webster on sun god

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!