Some worship of the elements ensures some respect. Recognizing they had a way all their own, and that we are connected to that way also. There are many solar deities, but they all share things in common. Both giving and punishing, both warm and potentially damning. In the ancient world the power of the sun was considered a living power, but the sun fell out of favour as the deity, because nothing in nature adequately reflects man, and man had to be God so the sun couldn’t be a God.
“O Sun god! Mount on a boat of hundred ‘oars’ for our welfare. Accompany me… help me cross the ‘Day’… and also the ‘Night’.” Atharva Veda
“We invoke the Sun God who incessantly works day and night and rises daily without showing any kind of lethargy.” Rig Veda