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  • Steve Hayes
    Some people have been discussing the gender of the sun in different cultures. Der römische Sonnengot Sol war männlich, alle vom Lateinischen abstammende
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 30, 2011
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      Some people have been discussing the gender of the sun in different cultures.

      "Der römische Sonnengot Sol war männlich, alle vom Lateinischen
      abstammende Sprachen haben das Maskuline beibehalten (le soleil, el sol
      etc.). In den altnordischen Sprachen, aus denen auch das Deutsche
      entstanden ist, gab es eine Sonnengöttin, also weiblich.

      The Roman Sun god was manly, all languages derived from Latin have
      preserved the masculine (le soleil, el sol, etc.). In the old northern
      languages, from which German derives, there was a Sun goddess, hence
      feminine."

      Tolkien made the sun that shone on Middle Earth feminine, if I remember
      correctly.

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    • Richard Lyman
      Yes, Elves and Hobbits alwyas referred to the sun as she . See the chpater on the Sun & Moon in the Silmarillion . The Japanesee sun, Amaterasu-o-mikami, is
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        Yes, Elves and Hobbits alwyas referred to the sun as "she". See the chpater on the Sun & Moon in "the Silmarillion".
        The Japanesee sun, Amaterasu-o-mikami, is also female.
        Richard Sturch.
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