The feminine noun Sunna is used in the Merseburg Documents. Also Old English
masculine noun mona is for moon. Sol was the Norse goddess Daughter of
Mundilfare she married Glen. Siv was also Sun Goddess she was the mother of
Ull and Tyr. Haeden, Ull, and Heimdallr are also said to be aspects of the
Sun. The Old English noun Bael is also feminine. Means Furnace, Fiery,
brillience. In all Germanic languages the sun is feminine. Old English Sunne
is feminine as I said in the Merseberg Charms Sunna is also feminine. In The
Eddas of Snori Sol is the sun Goddess. Her brother was the moon they were
chased by two wolves.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrea Huwydd Lycsenbwrg" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: Hello
--- Le Bateman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Could someone tell me if the Celtic name for the sun
> is a feminine noun and
> if the moon is in the masculine as it is in Old
I will if you tell me which Celtic language you mean.
In modern Welsh, "lleuad", moon, is feminine; "heul",
sun, is masculine. However in the Gaelic languages,
which many scholars consider to be older, the word for
sun is feminine; in fact, there is a traditional Scots
Gaelic prayer which addresses the sun as "Mother of
the Stars" and "Queen of the Day".
On the other hand, I cannot think of any specifically
solar or lunar deity in any of the Celtic pantheons
with which I am familiar. Arianrhod, whose name can
be translated "silver wheel", is considered by some to
be a moon goddess, but actually she is associated with
the North Star, I believe.
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