"Sun." The Sun in Roman mythology, fully identified with the Greek god Helios. He is said to have been introduced, along with Saturn, Ops, Luna, Vulcan and others by the Sabine king Titus Tatius.1 A shrine of Sol and Luna stood in the Circus Maximus,2 and another one on the Quirinal, where each August 9th, public sacrifices were made to Sol Indiges.3

In later times the cult of Sol Invictus was introduced from Syria by emperor Elagabalus.