sun goddess

noun, often capitalized S&G

Definition of sun goddess

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

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By their account, the emperor is descended directly from the sun goddess (even if the post-war order stripped him of his divinity). The Economist, "Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Japan ponders what it means to be Japanese," 27 July 2019 Scholars speculate that Jimmu, a descendant of the sun goddess, represents how Yayoi culture, Japan’s first rice farmers, spread in the Yamato region. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Learn about the history—and future—of the Japanese monarchy," 29 Apr. 2019 Amaterasu-Omikami, the sun goddess, is enshrined at Kotai Jingū. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ise-Shima Peninsula Is a Portal Into Old Japan," 2 June 2017 Their friendship is truly the cunning, pliable, beautiful, talented, brilliant starfish ox sun goddess of friendships. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, "10 Female Friendships From Television That Show How to Be a True Bestie," 5 Sep. 2017 For a more intense glow, layer it on top of M.A.C. strobe cream with a light fan brush to bring out the sun goddess within you. Lara Adekola, Allure, "12 Bomb-Ass Highlighters for Darker Skin Tones," 19 Oct. 2017 Ri showed up at Thursday night's event in New York City looking like a straight-up sun goddess. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna Wears Yellow Oscar de la Renta to Fenty Beauty Launch Party," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of sun goddess

1839, in the meaning defined above

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