Monday, 22 July 2013

The Sun

The Sun

The Sun
The Sun
The mostly used symbol that has been followed by almost all cultures of the Earth is the Sun. This symbols was worshiped as the supreme cosmic power. Its the life force that enable all things to live and grow. Its the supreme source of heat and energy. It also symbolize the youth, passion etc. It also gives light, so its also a symbol of enlightenment. Its also a sign of royalty. In some cultures the sun is the eternal father. The rising and setting sun also expresses birth, death and rebirth or resurrection.


The Dawn

Dawn
Dawn
Dawn symbolizes hope,youth and joy. It also represents birth and new beginnings. Its also a symbol of resurrection. Dawn has also many meanings in various cultures.

Sun Mask

Sun Mask
Sun Mask
Its the famous sun mask that symbolizes the Sun's superiority over the four directions(East, West, North, South).

Apollo

Apollo
Apollo
Apollo is the name of Greek god of Sun. Its the symbol off life, light, youth. Apollo was associated with Helios.

Surya

Surya
Surya
Surya is the Vedic God of Sun. He symbolizes immortality and rebirth. He crosses the heavens daily riding his chariot.

Rahu

Rahu
Rahu
Rahu is a Hindu Deamon. It was believed that he had no body and he swallow the sun that causes eclipses. But the sun shines again, cause Rahu has no body to contain the Sun. There is a similar story in Chinese mythology.

Power

The Sun is always considered as a symbol of power and strength.
Japanese Flag
Japanese Flag

Japanese Flag

In the Japanese Flag the Sun is being used as a  symbol of power and strength. In that flag the red disc represents the rising Sun.
The Sun was also used as a symbol of power, strength and rebirth in the Sun King  and Freemasonry.