Sun Worship around the Globe

The great world religions can all trace their roots to the religious system of Babylon. We find its most perfect modern counterpart in Roman Catholicism. Many of the images in this album are featured in Amazing Discoveries' Total Onslaught: The Wine of Babylon lecture. Purchase The Wine of Babylon DVD or view the lecture online.

<p>Source:&nbsp;<a title="Wikimedia Commons" href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AiKhanoumPlateSharp.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a></p>
Source: Wikimedia Commons
<p>The pair of Mateo-iwa rocks at the Futamigaura seashore in Japan represents the divine couple. The rock left is the mother, the small rock on the right is the son, and the largest rock is the father. <br /><br /> The Gateway of Heavenly Deities on top of the larger rock is the universal sun door of life and death. Pagan religions teach a trinity of father-mother-son. <a title="Pagan Catholic Architecture" href="../albums.html?action=album&amp;aid=5428977213518190017" target="blank">Sun doors</a> feature prominently in pagan religions as well. <br /><br />Source: <a title="Wikimedia Commons" href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meotoiwa.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>&nbsp;Public Domain</p>
The pair of Mateo-iwa rocks at the Futamigaura seashore in Japan represents the divine couple. The rock left is the mother, the small rock on the right is the son, and the largest rock is the father. The Gateway of Heavenly Deities on top of the larger rock is the universal sun door of life and death. Pagan religions teach a trinity of father-mother-son. Sun doors feature prominently in pagan religions as well. Source: Wikimedia Commons Public Domain
<p>Solar symbols on a first-century Chinese bronze drum. <br /><br />Source: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tambour-song-da2.jpg">Wikimedia Commons&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;Public Domain</p>
Solar symbols on a first-century Chinese bronze drum. Source: Wikimedia Commons  Public Domain
<p>The Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu emerges out of the cave with her face painted white in a Shinto ritual dance.<br /><br />Source: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Amaterasu_cave_edit2.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a></p>
The Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu emerges out of the cave with her face painted white in a Shinto ritual dance.Source: Wikimedia Commons
<p>Seventh-century S&ucirc;rya with solar family, Uttar Pradesh. <br /><br />Source: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WLA_haa_Surya_Uttar_Pradesh.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a> Public Domain</p>
Seventh-century Sûrya with solar family, Uttar Pradesh. Source: Wikimedia Commons Public Domain
<p>The Medallion of Cybele, excavated from Ai Khanum, Afganistan. Alexander the Great created this to remind him of his aspiration to "rule like the sun." Notice the <a title="Baal-Hadad Symbol, Symbols of the gods Gallery" href="../albums.html?action=picture&amp;aid=5426350358976932961&amp;pid=ur-stele-sm.jpg" target="blank">star being born out of the moon</a>. <br /><br />Source:&nbsp;<a title="Wikimedia Commons" href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AiKhanoumPlateSharp.jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a></p>
The Medallion of Cybele, excavated from Ai Khanum, Afganistan. Alexander the Great created this to remind him of his aspiration to "rule like the sun." Notice the star being born out of the moon. Source: Wikimedia Commons
<p><span>Devotees taking a holy bath in the Ganges River.</span></p>
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Devotees taking a holy bath in the Ganges River. CC BY 2.0 Abhishekjoshi https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ganga_Dashara,_at_Haridwar.jpg