sun god

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sun god

n. Mythology
A god that personifies the sun.

sun′ god`

or sun′-god`,

1. the sun considered or personified as a deity.
2. a god identified or associated with the sun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sun god - a god that personifies the sun or is otherwise associated with the sun
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
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