Is there a Greek myth of some sort of a god, human, or other creature living in the sun?


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So far as I know the Greco-Roman myths about the sun consistently refer to it as an object, usually the wheel of a chariot which is handled by Apollo or Helios. The Greeks didn't personify or anthropomorphize the sun.

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    Since "Helios" actually means "sun" in Greek I do not see how you can claim that "the Greeks didn't personify or anthropomorphize the sun". A very bad answer.
    – fdb
    Jan 31, 2016 at 23:34
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    @fdb If you are aware of Greek myths which actually cite Helios as the sun and not the sun's charioteer, by all means post an answer and cite them. I'm happy to be proven wrong if you have sources. Feb 1, 2016 at 0:06
  • Lots of sources here: stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/…
    – fdb
    Feb 1, 2016 at 9:56
  • @fdb Forgive me, I don't read Greek — I have no idea what I'm looking at. If you could translate those and put them into context, make it an answer. Feb 1, 2016 at 10:46
  • My point is very simply that "helios" is the Greek word for "sun". When used as a proper noun ("Helios") it is by definition a personification.
    – fdb
    Feb 1, 2016 at 11:40

The Hindu Mother goddess lives within the Sun thereby liberating the Sun's energy to the universe. Since then, this form of the Goddess has been known as Kushmanda, namely for her power and capability to live inside the Sun. The glow and radiance of her body are as luminous as that of the Sun.


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