ROMAN SUN GOD
Helio was the personification of the Sun and was a handsome titan crowned with the shining aureole of the Sun. Helio God was the son of the titans Hyperion and Theia, also called Euryphaessa. Helios sisters are Selene, goddess of the moon, and Eos goddess of the dawn.
His Roman equivalent is Sol. Each day he drove his golden chariot, drawn by horses across the sky; the horses were given fire-related names, Pyrios, Aeos, Aethon, and Phlegon.
As time passed, Helios increasingly identified with the god of light, Apollo. Even though they identified as one, they were also often viewed as two distinct gods. Helios sometimes also associated with Zeus. Helios is referred either directly as Zeus’ eye or implied to be.
SOL’ SOLAR DIETY
Sol was the solar deity in the Ancient Roman religion. It thought that Rome had two different, consecutive gods. The first Sol Indiges thought to have been unimportant, disappearing altogether at an early period. Only in the late Roman Empire, scholars argued, and under the influence of the Mithraic mysteries.
A mystery religion centered around the god Mithras, the Syrian Sol Invictus, was yet again worshipped as the god of the Sun. There is no apparent difference between Sol Indiges and Sol Invictus.
According to Roman sources, the worship of Sol introduced by Titus Tatius, king of the Sabines of Italic Tribe. Titus Tatius who lived in the central Apennines of ancient Italy.
It was introduced shortly after the foundation of Rome. In Virgil, he is the grandfather of Latinus and the son of Sol’s daughter Circe, the goddess of magic who lived not far from Rome at Monte Circeo.
FESTIVAL OF SOL
There is some debate over the significance of the date December 21, for the cult of sol. According to a single late source, the Romans held a festival on December 21 of Dies Natalis Invicti, the birth of the unconquered one. Most scholars assume Sol Invictus meant, although it is not clear.
ROMAN GOD OF THE SUN
Saturn was the god of the Sun and also the god of generation dissolution with agriculture and liberation. Saturn’s Greek counterpart is Helios and SOL. Saturn’s parents were Caelus, the primal god of the sky, and Terra, the goddess of the earth.
His reign depicted as a golden age of wealth and peace. The planet Saturn and Saturday are both named after the god. Saturn had two consorts. Lua, a goddess who received the bloodied weapons of enemies destroyed in the war, was his first consort.
His second wife was Ops, the goddess of fertility. Saturn had his festival. The festival which they named Saturnalia, was being held in December. Saturnalia was perhaps the most famous of the Roman carnival.
HELIOS GREEK MYTHOLOGY
Hel: AN ancient root to shine as in the greek Helios “sun” Hebrew Helel “bright” and Finnic Hel “bright.” The soft H interchanges with S; and in other languages, Sal, or Sil, is the same: Latin Sol “sun”: Akkadian and Turkish Sil “Shine.” God’s name offers itself; also, Elohim and Elohi, which differ so little, that Helios seems to occupy all of them.
The most learned to confess that it is not of ancient origin. Some affirm that it is Punic, others that it is of Assyrian origin, which proves what we intend. For both Herodotus, when he understands the Hebrews, calls them Phoenicians whose Tongue was Punics. So-called the Phoenicians used; also, Tacitus affirms that the Assyrians gave origin to the Hebrews and possessed their country.
Therefore t that they make Helios and Assyrian or Phoenician name confessed also that it is Hebrew: which even the interpreter of Virgil demonstrates from his argument; because Helios has drawn from that language.
No one can now be ignorant that in the sacred scriptures, Hael used for god, which the Greeks of old founded. From the Testimonies of learned authors, which makes Saturn the same with Bel. The Greeks call Baal, Bel; who they say is the same with Saturn The Phoenicians and Syrians call Saturn Bel and Hel.
Whence not improbably our old God Hel, formerly famous is Britain, and the father of our Cassibelians sometimes styled Hel or Heli.
HELIOS GOD RELIGION
Helios, as the god of Sun and ancient Greece. The worship of Sun also practiced among the ancient Romans. Not, however, under the name of Helios, which was particular to Greece but under the SOL. Saturn, SOL, Jupiter, and Vulcan were all one, being titles of the chief deity- the Sun.
‘Helios, whom they call by the appellation Dionysus” is the winter sun, Dionysus, Saturn. Kronus, of whom Karnaios is a variant, also appears as the radiant and glorious sun-god in the familiar and beautiful passage in Pindar.
SUN GOD NAMES
List of Sun Gods.
- Helios (Greek)
- Apollo (Greek and Roman)
- Mitra (Roman)
- Savitr or Savitar (Hindu)
- Dazhbog (Slavic)
- Surya (Hindu)
- Saulė (Baltic): A Solar Goddess.
- Ūsiņš (Latvian): A God of light.
- Sunna (Nordic)
- Khors (Slavic)
- Ra (Egyptian)
- Aton (Egyptian)
- Shamash (Semitic)
- Utu (Sumerian)
- Khvarenah (Persian)
GODDESS OF LIGHT NAMES
EGYPTIAN GOD & GODDESS
2. AZTEC GODDESS
3. Citlalicue Goddess.
4. Catalina Goddess.
5. Tianquictli Goddess.
GREEK GOD & GODDESS
- Aether God.
- Eos God
- Hemera Goddess.
- Hyperion Goddess.
- Theia Goddess.
- Aurora Goddess.
- Mater or Matura Goddess.
- Ushas Goddess.