Sunna one of the Norse asas, the daughter of Mundilfare, the star god. Her brother and herself were possessed of extraordinary beauty, which induced their parents to name them the sun and moon (Sol, or Sunna, and Maani); but the gods considered the bestowal of such names a crime, and accordingly kidnapped the children, afterwards placing them in charge of the sun and the moon wagons which were formed out of sparks of fire which flew from Muspelheim into the kingdom of the asas. The horses which drew the wagons were named Alswidur and Arvarkur (the "universal scorcher" and the early wake"). They speeded rapidly on their courses because Skoll and Hate, two mighty giants in the form of wolves, followed swiftly on their heels to devour them. It would seem that the ancient Germans also worshipped the sun under this title as a shining, light- radiating being. SEE NORSE MYTHOLOGY.

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