Sol was the Roman god and personification of the Sun.

Symbols: The Sun
Greek equivalent: Helius

Roman altar dedicated to Sol, 1st c. AD. Capitoline Museum. (c) James Grout

The worship of Sol was introduced by Titus Tatius shortly after the foundation of Rome and continued throughout the Republic and Empire until he was eclipsed by Sol Invictus, who was introduced as a main cult by the emperor Aurelian in 274 AD.

Detail of Sol from the Planetarium Mosaic, Italica. (c) Daniel Gonzalez Acuna

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