'Sun Worship' Chapter

Sun

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

Sun Gods

Sun worship is much more broad than people tend to be aware of. With the rise of the Holy Roman Empire they didn’t concede to allow all their traditions to be set aside in favour of purist views, and thus… Seek More

Living Power

There are many solar deities, but they all share things in common. Both giving and punishing, both warm and potentially damning. Does this seem to refute our contemporary understanding of the sun? But in the ancient world, the power of… Seek More

Fire Signs

Evidence for early Jewish sun worship was the practice of burnt offerings. People across the world had observed that fires would “miraculously” arise. They were considered signs of God. Even in the story of leading Israel out of Egypt, and… Seek More