Ancient Gods-The Sun
April 12, 2008 5:51pm CST
The adoration of the sun was one of the earliest and most natural forms of religious expression. The primitive mind recognizing the beneficient power of the solar orb, adored it as it's the proxy of the Supreme Deity. To them the sun was the innate fire of bodies , the fire of Nature,Author of Life , heat and ignition. Without him there wouldn't be movement,existence or form. He was to them immense ,indivisible,impherisable and omnipresent. We find him in all the ancient cultures but under different names: Brahma of the Hindus; Mithras of the Persians; Athom, Amun, Phtha,Osiris of the Egyptians, Bel of the Chaldeans, Adonai of the Phoenicians, Adonis and Apollo of the Greeks. They all became personifications of the Sun, the regenerating Principle , image of that fecundity which perpetuates and rejuvenates the world's existence. Among all the nations of antiquity ,altars and temples were dedicated to the worship of the Sun. The ruins of these sacred places yet reamin , notable among them being the pyramids of Yucatan and Egypt, the snake mounds of the American Indians, the Zikkurats of Babylon and Caldea, the round tours of Ireland, and the masive rings of uncut stone in Britain and Normandy.