The Sun features on the national flags of the Antigua & Barbuda, the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Nepal, Tibet, Argentina, Uruguay, Bangladesh, Macedonia, Kiribati, Kazakhstan, Kurdistan and Kyrgyzstan.
The Sun has always been used as a symbol of deities and powerful leaders. To quote from the Book of Symbols, “ It gave rise to Hinduism and Islam, Sabeism (star worship), and the esotericism of Zoroaster, to Sufism, Pantheism, the worship of Baal, Helios, Sab (“the Very-High”), Zeus, Apollo, Jupiter, Amun, Horus, Osiris, Harpocrates, Toum, Memom, Cronos, Shamash, Haraktes, Phoebus, Bel (meaning high, chief, king, lord, master), Ashur, Adod, Jehovah, Mithras, Viracocha….”[i]
At the very heart of all this symbolism is the fact that the Sun, as the life-giving source at the centre of our Solar System, has always been seen as the physical manifestation of God, the Invisible and the Spiritual - a symbol of the First Cause.
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[i] The Mammoth Book of Lost Symbols, by Nadia Julien, (Marabout, Alleur (Belgium)) 1989