Surya in Hindû mythology, is the sun (not the sungod, for that is called Indra), which in India is an object of worship as the celestial genius. He rides in a car drawn by seven green horses, whose leader is called Arun. A thousand genii are in his train, who adore him and sing hymns to him. Surya is often removed from his car, and has impressed the earth with numerous legends of his power. He has many names, among which, however, the following twelve are chief, indicating his attributes in various relations, and also measurably the months: Varuma, Surya, Vedang, Bhanu, Indra, Ravi, Gobasti, Yama, Svarna reta, Divakai, Mitra, ansd Vishnu (in the permanent sense of the word). Among all nations we find at the lowest stages the powers of nature, and especially the heavenly bodies, adored as mighty deities. SEE URANOLATKY.