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Why can't vampires walk in the sun?

We should perhaps first note that vampires are hardly the only creatures that can not stand sunlight; it is a common attribute among mystical creatures that they only appear at night, and that some of ...
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Did the Romans and Greeks worship the sun as their sun god?

As far as the sun is concerned, the answer is: Yes... but also No. For somewhat different reasons, this gets very complicated and even confused particularly with regard to three of the classical ...
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Why can't vampires walk in the sun?

If you're looking for a Doylist answer, as it were, vampirism is linked to the actual disease porphyria. Someone with chronic porphyria develops blisters after being out in the sun for a short amount ...
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Roman - exactly what did they think the Sun was?

A quadriga Pseudo-Hyginus, Astronomica 2. 13 (trans. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : Sol [was the] first among the gods made use of the quadriga [4 horsed chariot]." Wikipedia A quadriga ...
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Why isn’t Lúgh Lámhfhada considered a sun-god?

Basically, there was a Victorian mania for identifying mythological figures as sun gods, they massively overdid it, and there has been a reaction against that. Scholars are, on the whole, much more ...
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How did ancient cultures like Ancient Egypt justify having "non-month" days to adjust for their inaccurate calendar day count?

In Egypt, the myth was that Ra had cursed Nut to not give birth any day of the year, then 360 days. She went to Thoth for help. Thoth gambled with Khonsu, the moon god, for his moonlight, and got ...
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Did the Romans and Greeks worship the sun as their sun god?

Yes, that is the case. In Ancient Greece, sun-worship personified by Helios had once been prevalent and powerful among the people of the pre-Hellenic culture, but very few of the communities of the ...
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What is the symbolism of horses in Canaanite sun worship?

This stems from the worship of Shapash (also called Shapsh, Shapshu or sometimes Shemesh), the Canaanite goddess of the sun. She is not to be confused with the Akkadian sun god, Shamash. In the Epic ...
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