sun goddess

noun, often capitalized S&G

Definition of sun goddess

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

Examples of sun goddess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bryant pulled a card featuring Yhi, an Australian aboriginal sun goddess, during her interview about season two of the ABC series. Keyaira Kelly, Essence, 25 Nov. 2020 Legend, myth, history and war run deep — the sun goddess was said to have taken refuge in a cave for a time in Miyazaki, along the island’s east coast, until a bawdy dance lured her out. Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2020 Some experts believe the emperor uses it to sleep with the sun goddess to gain divinity. Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2019 Enshrined at Kashikodokoro is the sun goddess Amaterasu, the mythological ancestress of Japan’s emperors. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2019 Enshrined at Kashikodokoro is the sun goddess Amaterasu, the mythological ancestress of Japan's emperors. NBC News, 22 Oct. 2019 In one theory, the emperor sleeps with Shinto gods from the past, including the sun goddess Amaterasu. NBC News, 22 Oct. 2019 The video link marks an improvement from April, when Emperor Akihito announced his abdication to the sun goddess, from whom he is supposed to be descended, in a ritual observed only by his son, Shinto priests and chamberlains. The Economist, 17 Oct. 2019 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, 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of sun goddess

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Sun goddess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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