NORSE MYTHOLOGY

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SOL

Norse Sun Goddess

Also known as Sól

Sun Goddess chased by a wolf

Like her brother MANI, she rides through the sky in a horse-drawn chariot. And also like her brother, she is chased by a wolf.

Occasionally SKOLL, the wolf in question, gets close enough to risk a bite and we get an eclipse. But he’ll never catch her properly until RAGNAROK.

SOL gives her name to Sunday via her original Germanic name Sunna — see SOWILO. By an extraordinary coincidence, there’s also a Roman Sun God with a similar name. See SOL(2).

SOL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SOL
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : the Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : Sól
Popularity index : 13039
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Article last updated on 08 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Sol: Norse Goddess of the Sun (Norse mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 08 Jan. 2014. Web. 1 October 2014.

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