Wednesday, December 30, 2009


This is an award I gave to myself. I have another blog Terra Del Sole that is my main blog. It is the place I share my personal life with all my followers. I comment to my followers, and ask if you are a follower here...please follow me at Terra Del Sole so I can come and see you on a more regular basis. If you are in my ten blog post your top ten things and your ten blogs.
so here goes...
These giant dogs are my 2 Cane Corso's (villa dogs or "courtyard") These dogs are Italian Mastiffs. They are so loving and super gentle. They rub against you like cats. They are super quiet when they are in the house. I have lost lots of beautiful pots on my patio. They play with my Terra cotta saucers like they are sleds. (we don't have snow). They take the saucer, and slide down the hill. These two are sisters, and we could not break them up so they have their own room in our home.
I love my art collection. I also have made several friends buying art, and this is why I review their work. I hope they can make a sell, and continue to do what they love to do. It is their passion, and I like to help any way I am able to do so.
I love getting closer to realizing our family dream of having a Tuscan House. This is a photo I took of a house in Northern California, but it looks Italian doesn't it?!
Grapes. I really don't eat grapes or rasins. YUCK! I do love WINE! I want to grow wine grapes and olives on our ranch. We want chickens, sheep, goats, and horses. I also have "red wiggler worms" (they eat garbage). We can have our museum on the ranch and have ag tours. Later when our museum has more visitors we can maybe donate some of our property to the museum itself. I would love to employ all kinds of people, and help promote farm life and Italian American influence on our way of life today.
Being close to the Ocean. I love living close to the Ocean and the mountains. This is a photo I took while we were on PCH 1. I hated the drive, but I love it that I never have to go this way again. Once in a lifetime was enough for me. I swear it was like riding a roller coaster you could not get off of for 2 hours.
I love researching my family history. What does a Water Mill have to do with it? Well, my great, gr, gr, gr grandfather took the rocks out of a river to build his house. He also built an Inn. I kid you not...he once had a lady named Mary that was pregnant come to stay at the Inn. This Mary did not have a husband, and the baby was a girl. My grgrgrgr grandfather took her into the house, and she became a member of the house. She worked as a maid, but her daughter grew up with the other children. He even built his own mill, and the saw mill became the center of town. He milled the grain, but he also made the cradles, and the coffins. As well as most of the other furniture for homes in the area.
I love my 2 little dogs. The white one is a Maltese, and the Yorkie is Gucci. Gucci is the one with the most personality, and she will boss around the Italian Mastiffs. She is only 5 lbs, and she puts her tiny paw up to their mouth. They are 95lbs and the other one is 92lbs.
This is my son. He is much older now, and I don't share any photo's of them at their current age just because I don't want people that don't know them to come up to them and act like they know them. In this photo he has his paper crown on his head. He wore his paper crown everyday for months. I had to make a new one if anything happened to the original. I am sure we went through at least 25. Everywhere we go people come up to us and tell my husband and I how great our children behave. We go to antique stores, art galleries, museums, special invitations to farms, vineyards, and orchards. We enjoy being with our children because it is so much fun for us. They are the sweetest! Thanks be to God for giving us such wonderful children!
This is my daughter. She is a little beauty queen. She is smart and just so filled with joy. I just love spending special moments with her. We take photos of her dolls, scrapbook, and enjoy making funny music videos of our own. We sing to popular music, and she sings lead. We make a video to send to my family back east. They are more often than not very funny! She is very girlie, and I just love that. Her birthday is coming up, and this is the first year she opted out of a party with her friends and just wants to spend time with the family. We have to go to build a bear workshop, Barnes and Nobel (always a must), and California Pizza Kitchen. I could not have imagined a better baby girl for me.

What I love more than anything is my marriage to my wonderful husband. We have been through so much in our marriage. His mother tried to dominate our marriage. We lived with her being right across the street from us for seven years. We rebuilt our house from the foundation up, and with small children. All of living in a house that was being remodeled. His mother got cancer, and she would not allow anyone but me to take care of her. She lived for a year after she had her stomach removed. We then had to pay the IRS loads of cash we did not have. We sold, sold sold so much. Finally as we are started to level out we now have a grand opportunity to have the dreams of our whole family come true. We are following our bliss, passion, and density. Living in San Luis Obispo is our dream. It will become our new LOVE as a family.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Son over the Sun

This is from the House of the Holy Sepulche. I can't help to point out that the sun is on the floor, and the Sun of God is over the sun. The pagans are no longer the dominate religion. God gave his Son for man, and he alone is the light of the world.

Oh I love how the play on words just shook things up. Images are what the "common" people knew. Most people did not know how to read, so images drove the point home. Even today we are very visual people. Art is very emotional for us. Some things we just love or hate. It illicits a response in us to our core. We still make snap judgements about people in an instant and don't even realize it. There is an unconscious judgement that we make and don't even realize it.

Images are powerful even today!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Sun

Let me first say that I am a Catholic. Most Catholics I know already know that Christ was not born on what we deem "Christmas" Christmas comes from "The Mass of (for) Christ" It is more about the celebration of a season that we remember when a special child was born. A time and season that Jesus was a gift to this world, and we share meaningful gifts with each other. I do understand that for some people it has become more about how much more we can give to each other. The commercialization of Christmas has taken away from the simplicity that once defined Christmas. Capitalism and Christmas go hand in hand now, stores bet on what they will sell and what will not. The season can either make or break the stores we shop. What does all of this have to do with the sun? Let me tell you...

At one time Saturnalia was the festival that the Romans celebrated. It was the religion that revolved around the sun. The festival started on Dec., 17th and ended on 24th. The 25th was the longest day, and was known as the birthday of the unconquered sun. Or Sol Invictus. The early pagans gave presents to each other because the sun again rose and fell as they had hoped it would.

Is all of this to say that I am a pagan? No, in fact I believe that early Christians made this move and really saw Christ as the one that conquered the sun god. Christianity was a small fringe religion competing in a society that allowed for other religions. Christianity really did conquered the sun did so politically, intellectually, and through all powerful images. Politically once it had taken over the holiday it basically had the pagans switching from their holiday to Christianity. Christianity had a great hold on people. We are seeing people willing to stand up, and be eaten by lions in the Colosseum. We see that people can are all equal in the eyes of God. God does not see you as a pauper or an aristocrat. He sees you as you are. Jesus has a real message of love to share with all people and he does so peacefully. (Yes, I understand that the "church" does not always do as Jesus did, but we are not perfect). Images, are everywhere. If you can't read, and you see Jesus over the sun. He is the Son of God. There is a great play on words too.

I think that so many other branches of Christianity get the wrong idea about Catholicism. Catholics were establishing Christianity when it was at it's infancy. I understand and accept that a pagan holiday was on December 25th first, but like so many other great civilisations one is built on another. It does not make me any less Catholic or Christian to admit this fact. It only makes me appreciate the tradition even more. I like knowing all the facts, and being an historian makes things that mush more interesting to me. I think the sun representation is more iconographic more than anything else. Our eyes are drawn to it, we look, we think.

I read recently that some Christians are trying to get away from saying anything about how the two religions are connected. I think this is a mistake. Why can't we just embrace our history, and just get on with it? My son goes to a Catholic school and they studied how the two are connected, and I thought it was great. Why sweep any of it under the rug? The rug only grows larger, and someone is going to fall and get hurt. These are my thoughts about it...What about you?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mayan Sun Calendar

Mayan Sun Calendar. South America must be on my mind. This is an image of the Mayan Calendar. As you can see the ray of the sun on the outside, and the face in the middle. The Mayan had a very complicated system (complicated for me since it involves so much math). These people really understood the celestial heavens. They made maps, and recorded in detail the stars and planets they saw each day. What (if anything) happened that was relevant.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Inca Sun God

Here we see a depiction of the Sun God in the center. The Inca people believed they were direct descendants of the sun. See the small suns faces at the bottom of the relief?

June 21st was the biggest festivity Inti Raymi or the Sun Festival. The sun was the most important Deity to them. I am unclear if they believed as the Mayan people...A Goddess gave birth to all the Sun, Moon, and stars.

Once the party was started a bread that was made of maize (corn) was offered to the people. Much like Christian Communion. Real blood from a Llama was offered as well. Black and white Llamas were the prime choice.

The Sun Temple was rumored to have a street that was paved with gold.

The Inca people found lots of gold and silver. The gold was believed to be the sweat from the sun. Silver was called the tears from the moon.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

In Honor of The Tudors

I have to tell you. I am a real History lover. I dual majored in History and Art History. Books about history are my favorites. I also like historical fiction. I appreciated real history woven into the story. I am not sure if it is because I am envious of the author doing the research in a beautiful library or what.

Genealogy is one of my hobbies and many lines I have gone back to the 1600's and some lines I have got back even further. I have found that I have ancestors from all over. Many of my people came over on the Mayflower, and a few years after it. I am going to print my ancestry tree, and do some comparisons. I am digressing...

This coat of arms is from the Cleves Family. Anne of Cleves was once married to Henry the 8Th. She was the fourth wife of Henry, and did not fight to stayed married to Henry when it was apparent that it was not going to be a happy marriage. Here we see the sun in the middle of the family coat of arms.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Egyptian Winged Sun

The Egyptian version of the winged sun. There are various renditions of the winged sun. The wings are those of Horus he is known as the Sun God or the Sky God. At one time Horus was both the God of the sun and the moon, but later he will only rein over the sun which is seen as superior over the moon.

Sometimes there is a depiction of the sun with an asp on each side of the sun. We will take a look at some of those images too.

You may recall that in other areas of the world people have created images of the sun "flying" across the sky in cart, carriages, and even barges. Isn't it all so interesting? It is to me.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Unique Sun Summerian

These images of the Ancient Middle East are the best I can do. I thought for sure Jordan would have had evidence of some sort of sun images, but I have so far not been able to find anything until there is an Italian influence in Petra.

This image is from the Ancient Middle East. As you can see it is a bird in full flight. In the center is the sun. A man is encapsulated in the center of the sun. I believe it looks like he is doing calculations about the stars. There are so many interpretations. He could also have his hands in a position of praise for the sun, or it could be he in a pose that is part of a ritual that would have been understood by someone of the time. We may never know, but it is so fun to speculate. There are just so many possibilities. I doubt that you would find a group of people that would concur with just one scenario. Go ahead and take a guess, and for those of you that are too clever to fool. Yes, this image is probably familiar. I will follow up tomorrow as to why it is so familiar.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Celtic Sun

Here is another Celtic sun with the inception of a cross. Each of the arms of the cross is very ornate. The whole cross is encircled with a wreath. Where have we seen this before? In the wheel motif. Round on the outside. The inside has 4 and 8 spokes. In the center is yet another decoration.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sun Carriage

This is the next progression out of the wheel sun. You may notice that there are four spokes on the wheel. I am almost certain that there is another carriage that is in Russia depicting 8 spokes, and the horse is much more primitive. This horse is pulling the sun, and as you may know later we find that mythic figures (such as Helios) will be pulling the sun with the help of many horses.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sumerian Sun

The Sumerian sun art is pretty prevalent. I will showcase some really great images of their people and the image of the sun. Since the Jordan area was one of the first "civilizations" as we understand them I thought for sure I would be able to find one, alas I was only able to find some in Petra. The ones in Petra are not as old as the ones the Sumerians portrayed.

In this relief we see a distinguished man stepping on the foot of the man he is slaying. His dress is different, so I would guess he is a foreigner. The prisoner is being stabbed by a huge dagger. The prisoner has his hands tied behind him. The sun watches on as the man is losing his life. Is the man unworthy of being shown with a head? The sun seems to have no real expression that we could definatly call sad, happy, or angry. It seems to be cold and distant. The sun does have a curious third eye(?). Is it an all seeing eye? Is it an early form of adding the triangle?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Irish Sun Cross

Mythical Ireland has suggested that this may be an early form of a clock...Well, we could reason that this much like many of the wheels that have been found are represented as dividing up the seasons. Could that be construed as a clock? Yes, it divides time.

I just find this subject so fascinating. I hope you are enjoying the journey with me.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Neolithic French Sun Cross

This representation of the sun is also an early representation of the cross. The Neolithic people of France left this behind. It still looks close to the wheel symbol, just fewer spokes. This symbol will become a popular one, as I have many more symbols to share with you. The break in four equal parts may have been an acknowledgement of Knowing of season or at the very least understanding there are four distinctive seasons. These people were outside more often, and observers of the stars, and moon phases.

I wonder were males more likely to be out in the night air or were females...Females are more likely to get up to nurse the baby. Females were more often to get up and clean the baby or young child. Were men up in the middle of the night to observe the stars? Were men up to guard their woman from the dangers of nocturnal animals? If that is the case then the man and woman were probably talking to each other to keep each other company during the time she was feeding the baby or small child. I believe that during the time men and women were gathering and starting to farm they felt more equal, but once we began to enjoy eating meat and the men were together without the women the men developed a closer bond. As the bond of men got stronger they believed they were stronger since they were hunting.

It would not be feasible for women to join the ranks of hunting with men because of our menstrual cycle. We would also become more of a burden for the men with the children. The children would have to stay with us simply because we had to feed the children.

This is how I believe the world became more patriarchal. Hunting is what brought men closer as a brotherhood. We were out of the loop. Since the sun is so dominate, it became the symbol for man and no longer a symbol for the female. We still have the symbol for the earth, but our celestial body is now the moon. The moon is subordinate to the sun. Without the sun the moon would not shine...hmmmm. Boy, those man groups!? Who knew eating meat would bring on so many complications?!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Siberian Sun Wheel

The Siberian Sun Wheel is broken into eight pedals. These wheels have been found all over the world. Some dating back to 24,000 years ago. A time that has no evidence of wheels being used for carts but they do represent the sun. This wheel is made of ivory.

Later we find that a wheels of a chariot takes the sun across the sky by Gods like Apollo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Neo Lithic People of Malta

This is a pottery shard from the island of Malta. It was found at the Hagar Qim temple.

The temple was built in 3,300 BC. This shard represents the sun, as a sun wheel. It is divided into eight sections. The wheel often represents life. The passage of time (before clocks)

Malta is amazing. Although now Malta is surrounded by the sea at one time this was not the case. It would have been connected to Italy and Sicily. The sites at Malta are much like the ones found in Scotland, Ireland, and Stonehenge. All have a common mound like or cave structure. They all are aligned as calenders too, and they all have the spirals.

The spirals have stirred all types of speculation. One thing that is known for sure is that the spiral is an ancient representation of the sun. Sometimes there are more arms on the spiral than other times.

We often find that the spirals have 9 rings. This echos a pregnancy term. Women are like the earth and the sun...both bring fourth life. Women have "seasons" just as the earth and sun. At some point the woman changed from solar to lunar. We represent a reflection of the sun. Hmmmm, wonder why?

I am not some radical feminist, but I do think that it is not hard to imagine that at one time women were not a threat. We were seen as the more deified sex since we brought life into the world. We helped the young person sustain life by our bosom. We not only could help our own children but other children, and if need be, older people. We are "really" natural nurturing people.

I read (a long time ago) that we domesticated dogs by breast feeding them. We lured them with a little food, and they have never left our side. I think that is ironic...women domesticated dogs, but dogs are mans' best friend.

I digress...spirals have not been fully figured out as of yet. It may also be that some of the spirals were decorative, and some had more symbolic meaning. Since many primitive people used the spiral as a symbol for the sun there is always a possibility that as it became more popular people wanted to alter it a little.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Neo Lithic People of Ireland II

This sun is from the passage tomb in Ireland. Another representation of the sun left by the Neolithic People. I have a sincere appreciation for the people that lived over 5000 years ago and were building with stones that were over a ton in size, moving earth to build mounds...all to divide time. They were wanting to harness a relationship with the sun, moon, earth, and stars. It was an attempt to understand the earth they lived on, and grapple with the meaning of life. The mound is like a cave, a way for them to enter earth, the belly of the womb that brings forth food. This mound brings forth food, and sustains not only humans, but the animals around all of us too. I have seen where they have not only one sun but many. I have often wondered if the reason they drew so many different sun was a way to "harness" the energy of the sun. Could they have drawn the sun in different phases?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Neo Lithic People of Ireland

Over five thousand years ago these are the images that were left by the Neolithic people of Ireland. These images are of the sun with the sun shining on the images. They too constructed a calendar with the winter solstice and the spring equinox the dividing the importance of the structure. These two dates were the most important to them. Today they are important days on our calendars too, but for very different reasons.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nebra Sky Disk

This is an exciting post for me. It took me a long time to find this image. This disk is thought to be made 3600 years ago. It depicts the sun, moon, and stars. At the bottom is the sun barge. It shows us the planets, and how they were seen in the sky so many years ago. The Nebra sky disk is from the neolithic people in Germany. The Neolithic people of Germany made an advanced observatory just as the people at Stonehenge. Observatory at Goseck, Germany is the place of this discovery. If you are craving more information about the artifact, and all the information that is known about it go to

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sun Barge

I have always read that the ancient people believed in a barge transporting the sun. This would make sense to the ancient people that were near water to believe in this myth. The Ancient Egyptians are the only images I can find (thus far) of ancient people and the sun barge. It also looks as thought he moon is just under the sun. Two baboons are the escorts for the sun.

What else is known about the sun barges? A barge procession would take place for the dead. The barge of the dead would also be preserved for the afterlife. Many barges have been found in the tombs.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Back To The Most Basic

The circle is one of the most basic images. It was probably the first to symbolize the sun. It makes the most sense. It has no extra frills at all. An ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, and female power. To earth-centered religions throughout history as well as to many contemporary pagans, it represents the feminine spirit or force, the cosmos or a spiritualized Mother Earth.

CIRCLE with a DOT (BINDU) in the center: In the complex symbolic system of Hinduism and Buddhism, the bindu (dot) represents the male force. Together, the circle and the bindu symbolize the merging of male and female forces.

CIRCLE (quartered): The sacred circle filled with a cross, four equal lines pointing from the center to the spirits of the north, east, south, and west -- or to the basic element: earth, water, air (or wind), and fire.It is also associated with the four seasons Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. In Native American traditions, it forms the basic pattern of the MEDICINE WHEEL and plays a vital part in major spiritual rituals. Many contemporary pagans consider it their main symbol for transmitting the energy of the goddess. Churches have used variations of the same popular shape, usually calling it the Celtic Cross.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Greek Vergina Sun

2000 BC: This is the time where ancient Greeks first started using the Sun symbol.
It was not standardized yet, it was a early form of the Sun of Vergina.

The circles inside the sun are found in some of the most primitive symbols of the sun. The sun with circles is often referred to as a "tribal sun".

I find the rings around the sun very interesting as well. Three distinctly different designs. It is beautiful!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Alexander The Great

This is the coin I was referring to the other day. Alexander the Great is on one side and the other is the Vergina Sun. On some of the ancient Macedonian Sun Symbols there is a flower in the center. Many people think flowers are often depicted as the sun for a more "stylized" look. The Mayans did just that, a human with a flower is the most warm scene I could find.

Here is more detailed information about the Greek and Macedonian argument for the right to utilize the Vergina Sun as their own.

In July 1995, Greece lodged a claim for trademark protection of the Vergina Sun as an official state emblem
under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property with the World
Intellectual Property Organization. This has now been approved and is fully in effect and under agreement
with the government of the republic of Macedonia. So if we are going by ownership as per international law,
it has been solved.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Modern Macedonian Sun Flag

This is the modern flag of Macedonia. This one is only half of the ancient one, and is known as the Vergina Sun. Greece and Macedonia are embroiled in a controversy about the Vergina Sun. Both want to use it, and both claim it as their very own. I believe that I have seen a coin with Alexander the Great, and the sun symbol on it. The Greek passport watermark is the sun symbol. I did not know that anyone had a right to the symbol of the sun since it is so ancient, and found in almost every culture in some sort of depiction.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ancient Macedonian Sun

The Ancient Macedonian sun is not as abstract as the Mayan sun. This one has an ancient symbol. A dot in the cent of the circle was the symbol of the ancient people for sun. (I will have to pull one of those out to show) The Ancient Macedonians had 16 points on their depiction of the sun. Interestingly enough is their flag now is a sun with 8 points. We will look at that one tomorrow.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tigua Indians of Texas

This is a symbol of the sun from the Tigua Indians of Texas. The Indians of the Texas area are from the Pubelo People. They were the people that carved their homes on the side of the cliffs. The sun symbol used by the Tigua Tribe today is based on this pictograph at Hueco Tanks. Photo by Rupestrian Cyberservices, courtesy of Texas Parks and ...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Maya Sun Glyphs

This is a glyph from a Mayan Calender. The sun is represented as different glyphs, but this one is pretty prevalent. A human face with a flower that more than likely blooms in the sun. In fact in some cultures it is a flower that represents in the sun.

When I look at ancient art or languages I often ask myself...Why is this representation the best way to express the most passive sun? A man instead of a creature, a flower in front of the face of the human.

It has no ray's around it, but this is "sun" to the Mayans.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ancient Egyptian

The first know Monotheist Ahkenaton. He worshiped the sun. Moved the capital. He is usually shown as a more feminine male. He is often shown with a slightly swollen abdominal area. There have been speculation on the topic. I have often wondered if he is making a statement to his people that he is the embodiment of a female on earth carrying the seed of new life from the sun.

I have read that some believe that the Sun King is deformed as a result of inbreeding.

I just find it fascinating that so many cultures world wide have sun worshipping of some kind. I mean, when you think about it. If you are in an agricultural people you depend upon the sun. It brings you light, warmth, and without it there is no food. I am sure there were people that felt that the sun made them feel better. Feeling good can bring on a spiritual feeling. It stimulates all your faculties when you feel good.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hopi Indians

First off..A BIG thank you to for borrowing the sun symbol of the Hopi Indians. It is so beautiful. The feathers used as rays in 6 groups of 3. The eyes are the shapes of triangles. The mouth is the shape of a square. Three colors are represented white, red, and black. It is simplistic, yet so very elegant.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Not Really Happy

Here is a sun image that is not happy. It looks like an irritated sun to me. I love the wavy rays, it almost draws the eye into the center of the face. Even the sun has a bad day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Colossus of Rhodes

There are many theories about the Colossus of Rhodes. One thing is for sure Helios (the Sun God) is the one that stood there. Was he straddling the mouth of port? At this point we just don't have enough information to say yeah or nay. We know that he was made of bronze, and it was melted down for projects that were deemed more valuable at the time. We hope that someday soon we will know much more as research continues.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Temple of Athena at Troy

Here we are with Helios again...he was represented at Troy thousands of years ago. We see him here with four houses galloping through the sky, but tethered by Helios. He drives them with the sun behind him. He wears a crown of the sun around his head.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Babaylonian Sun God Shamash

This is a disk that has the Babylonian Sun God Shamash symbol on it. It has a cross like appearance, or maybe even a star. The radiating arms that are wavy could be construed as solar energy waves. A more abstract thought for people that many thought of as less sophisticated than we are today. It is a fascinating look at the people that were here before we starting using our iphones. (I love history)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Glorious Sun

Here again we find another King that has represented himself as a Sun God. The face of the Sun God does not look so happy...I think it has an aura of melancholy. The rays around the sun have a leaf like look to them. It is beautiful though.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Apollo Ushers in a New Day

Here is Apollo ushering in a new day. His face is the sun, and his Pegasus like horses bring up the sun or himself over the horizon. Notice the rays around his head.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Coat of Arms

This is the Coat of Arms from the original Italian town. Terra Del Sole was a town that was founded buy Cosmio Medici. There is belief that the original town under it was a "Sole" town that the Etruscans founded before the Italians.

There have been many towns throughout history as "Sole" cities. Heliopolis was the city in Ancient Egypt, and throughout history the sun and theme has been utilized.

The sun burns a special place in my heart too, and it is our plan that our little place under the sun will be named Terra Del Sole to honor our Italian ancestors, and preserve our heritage here in the United States.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Louis XIV

Here is another image of Louis XIV depicting himself as a sun king. Here we not only see that he has presented himself as a celestial body, but one in which it almost holy. He has angelic figures turning their little heads because HE is so glorious. WOW! What an EGO!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Door Knocker of My New Home

This is the door knocker of my new home. I love the way the face looks, and I can't believe that we found this house with a door knocker like this. I can't wait to move into the home. It makes my spirit sing with joy every time I see this sun. Thanks for the Blessings!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mortal Sun King

This Sun image is from France. Since the Sun King came to the throne as a boy, I am guessing that this image was cast during the time he was very young. The face does not have a mature feel at all. It almost has more of a Cherub feel. The face is full, but young looking. The rays of the sun are very apparent.