About Sun Gods and Sun Symbols in Mythology and Your Psyche
Sun. Whether you call it Amaterasu, Apollo, or Ra. What
does it mean?
Power. Glory. Illumination. Life force. Vitality. The source of life on earth. An important part of mythology, art, and literature, the Sun also represents a psychological principle that transcends time and place.
The Sun can be considered our inner King, the one who rules and takes
considered action. Of course, when looking into our Sun nature, the
myths tell us that it's a good idea to ask a few questions. Do we
believe in a Divine plan or purpose? Are we guided by a set of values
or principles? Are we in balance? Too much Sun can mean ego run amok.
You remember the myth about Icarus who flew in his great wings of
wax a little too close to the sun?
Sun symbols often involve the wheel, disk,
or circle, sometimes with radiating rays. Sometimes the sun is associated
with an eye. To the Aztecs, the rising sun was symbolized by the eagle.