solar myth

  1. a myth explaining or allegorizing the origin or movement of the sun

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How to use solar myth in a sentence

  • The separatist theories of the Homeric poems are not more secure than the solar myth, "like a wave shall they pass and be passed."

    Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
  • The magazine contained a series of notes on the nursery rhymes, where the "Song of Sixpence" was proved to be a solar myth.

    Magnum Bonum | Charlotte M. Yonge
  • He is a myth, and what is more he is a solar myth—an avatar, or at least a representative of Odin in his solar capacity.

  • There is considerable affinity, in this phase of the superstition, to the classic solar myth which records the doom of Meleager.

  • The older interpretation, however, takes the custom back to the Druidic days, and makes it a form of the solar myth.

    British Goblins | Wirt Sikes