Sun and Moon Goddesses

Sun and Moon Goddesses List of the Sun Goddesses Aditi – a Hindu Goddess from India, keeper of the light that illuminates all life and ensures consciousness. She gave birth to the universe and the heavenly bodies. Aine – Irish Goddess who represented the spark of life. Her festival was celebrated on Midsummer’s eve. Later she was remembered in Christian times as the fairy queen Akycha – An Alaskan solar Goddess who once lived on earth as a beautiful woman. She fled into the sky after her brother raped her. Amaterasu – Japanese Shinto Goddess, her name means great shinning heaven. She is the head of the Japanese pantheon and her emblem, the rising sun, appears on the Japanese flag. Bast – The Lion Goddess of sunset, among her many roles she symbolized the fertilizing rays of the sun. Beiwe – Sámi Goddess of Lapland, she was celebrated at the summer solstice for providing the light the plants needed to grow. These in turn fed the reindeer that were vital source of food, clothing, and tools for the people. Bila – The cannibal Aboriginal Goddess who provided light for the world by cooking her victims over a giant flame. She was chased away but the world was then plunged into darkness, so Bila was captured and tethered to the earth. Brigid – A Celtic fire Goddess, as a solar deity her attributes are light, inspiration and all skills associated with fire. Chup-Kamui – A modest Japanese moon Goddess. She traded places with the sun God as she was so embarrassed by the adulterous and lecherous behavior that was occurring at night. Djanggawul Sisters – Aboriginal Goddesses from Arhemland....