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I got this beautiful vintage mirror in the shape of the sun. The sun is symbolic of new beginnings, radiant times ahead and hope. Later in mythology, the deities associated with the sun were masculine (Apollo and Helios in Greece and Rome, Lugh in Ireland and Ra in Egypt). Folklorists have actually found though at the solar deities were actually feminine further back in mythology. So it seems that originally they were female deities that later became masculine. 🙄The solar female deities are; Amaterasu in Japan, Olwen in Wales, Freyr in Scandinavia and Aine in Ireland.
I found something really interesting about the connection between the oldest sun goddesses in Ireland and horses. As I mentioned, Aine is the goddess that’s commonly thought of as a solar goddess. She is the Queen of Summer and the daughter of the Dagda, who is the God of the Day. So how can the sun be the daughter of the day when the sun causes the day? I did some digging and found that actually the goddess Etain is thought to be the original Irish solar goddess.
Etain is a goddess that comes from the oldest story of the Irish mythos. Her name means “passion” and also has the epithet “horse rider.” So it’s thought that Etain is linked to other horse goddesses like Rhiannon in Wales and Epona in Gaul. If that’s correct, then we know our ancient ancestors worshipped horses and the sun on the same level. How fascinating is that?!