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6/29/19 2:04 P

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I learned about Sunna (another name for Sol) from my Swedish great-grandmother, Hilde (named after the Valkyrie Brunhilde, as she was pleased to often tell us youngsters!)

I confess to being a lifelong Marvel comics fan (that confession may raise or lower the opinion that you have of me LOL). I've been enjoying watching the Valkyrie character in recent Thor and Avenger movies!

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Sol comes to us from Norse mythology. She is one of the few solar goddesses that we know about. She was honored as a goddess of protection and victory. She was also known as a healer.

Her birth created the distinction between day and night. Her brother is Mani, the moon. Sol and Mani's father names them after the sun and the moon, respectively. As punishment, each was tasked with pulling a chariot for their namesake across the sky while being chased by the wolf Skoll. When Skoll got close to the sun chariot, to nip at the heels of Sol, we experienced a solar eclipse.

Sol, to protect the waters from being engulfed in flames, would place her shield between her chariot and the earth. She reigns supreme for 10 weeks, in the "Land of the Midnight Sun."

Sol is honored each week on Sunday (Sunnudagr), leading me to believe she was more revered than surviving text indicate.

To honor Sol, take some time to enjoy her radiant beauty. A walk by a body of water would be fitting. Or take the time to go through a round of Sun Salutations.


Sources: Goddess 365

And Mythology.net mythology.net/norse/norse-gods/sol/

As always if you have more information on our goddess of the month or artwork honoring her please share! I love to hear from you.

Edited by: MRS_EVA_K at: 6/28/2019 (07:07)
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