from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sun considered or personified as a deity. See solar myth (under solar), and cut under radiate.


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  • Still, with its focus on broadly recognizable sounds rather than on culturally specific ideas, such as peculiar symbolization for the Egyptian sun-god Ra, this new alphabetic system of writing was nothing short of a revolution.

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  • At that time, the gods Anu and Enlil, for the enhancement of the well-being of the people, named me by my name Hammurabi, the pious prince, who venerates the gods, to make justice prevail in the land, to abolish the wicked and the evil, to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak, to rise like the sun-god Shamash himself associated with dispensing justice over all humankind to illuminate the land.3

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  • And him we begat of our fancy, giving him the bearded sun-god for father, and nursing him by the stars of the bear.

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  • "And Ra was a sun-god in Egypt in the long ago," Pool interrupted with a sparkle of interest.


  • Photography writes with light, and in homage to the Greek sun-god Muybridge called himself Helios; the emblem on the business card attached wings to his camera and made it radiate beams, as if the sun were housed in the dark interior of his "Flying Studio".

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  • And then there he was, pushing through the door like a sun-god, shaking his hair from his eyes, dressed only in a T-shirt and light cargo pants, his fleece jacket tied loosely around his slender waist.

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  • Chris Knight: Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?

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  • MN4 is aptly named Apophis, the Egyptian god of darkness and nihilism, the enemy of Ra, the sun-god.

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  • In the north the Jaddite kingdom of Esperana similarly splintered into three smaller nations, each harbouring a desire to conquer the others and unify the entire peninsular in the worship of the sun-god.

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  • The only deity mentioned by name in the inscription is the sun-god in line 5, and there is no need to connect him with the referent found in the dating formula.

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