In Greek mythology, the lyre-playing God Apollo became associated with the sun. This statue of Apollo is at the Musei Capitolini in Rome.
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Shamash the Sun God
Credit: public domain
Shamash was the god of the sun in the Babylonian tradition of ancient Mesopotamia. Shamash was also associated with justice and was said to be the inspiration…Read More »
for the Babylonian king Hammurabi to codify laws into Hammurabi's Code, one of the first written legal documents in history. Less «
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Head of Helios
Credit: public domain; Middle Hellenistic period
Helios, sometimes associated with Apollo in Greek myth, was the personification of the sun. This statue includes holes which would have once held a metal crown symbolizing the sun's rays.
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