Alternative:Sol, Sonna, Sunne and Frau Sunne, Alfrodull – “glory of elves”
Pronunciation: Soon-na
Sunday is named after her (Sunna’s day).
Sunna is the Goddess of the sun, a daughter of Mundilfari and Glaur, and wife of Glen. Every day, she rode through the heavens sky on her chariot, radiating the sun’s light through the manes of her horses, Skinfaxi (“Shining Mane”) or two named Arvaki (“Early Awake”) and Alsvidr (“All-Swift “). She was chased during the day by Skoll (“treachery”), a wolf that desires to devour her. Solar eclipses signified Skoll had almost caught up to her. It is fated that Skoll will eventually catch Sol and eat her; though she would be replaced by her daughter.
The earth was protected from the full heat of the sun by Svalin, who stood between the earth and Sunna.
The Sun is always feminine in Germanic languages, spirituality and culture, just as the Moon is always masculine. In ancient times Sunna was greatly worshipped by the Germanic tribes.