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by Olga Gomez
She is a very positive and good-willing being, protector of Humans and terror of the evil spirits. She is particularly powerful against witches, nocturne spirits and lamia. The Sun is often called "grand-mother", and always saluted at sunset. As the Moon and the Stars, she travels through Ostri (the Sky) and at the end of her travel, sinks into Itxasgorrieta (the Reddish Seas) and from there, deep into the Earth's womb, her mother. There, the Sun continues its travel through the subterranean dwellings, to rise again next morning at the other side the planet. Also called Eki, Eguzki, Iuski, Iguzki, Iduzki or Eguzku.

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