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ID: 901000883
Page link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ia/901000883
Record Type: Character/Person

Surya (Hindu deity)

Note: in Hinduism, both the Sun and the Sun god. Although in the Vedic period (1500–5th century BCE) several other deities also possessed solar characteristics, most of these were merged into a single god in later Hinduism. Surya was once ranked along with Vishnu, Shiva, Shakti, and Ganesha, and many temples dedicated to him are found throughout India.

Names:
Surya (Hindu deity) (preferred,English-P,D,N)
Sūrya (Hindu deity) (English,U,N)
सूर्य (Hindu deity) (Sanskrit,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Legend, Religion, Mythology (P)
....<Hindu iconography> (P)
........<Hindu characters> (P)
............Surya (Hindu deity) (I)
Related Iconography:
consort/spouse of .... Usas
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Hindu iconography, Hindu characters, Usas (Hindu deity)) [901000888]
parent of .... Manu
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Hindu iconography, Hindu characters, Manu (Hindu character)) [901000884]
parent of .... Yama
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Hindu iconography, Hindu characters, Yama (Hindu-Buddhist deity)) [901000885]
parent of .... Karna
..........(Literature and Performing Arts, Literary characters, Karna (Hindu character of Mahabharata)) [901000886]
parent of .... Sugriva
..........(Legend, Religion, Mythology, Hindu iconography, Hindu characters, Sugriva (Hindu character)) [901000887]

Other Relationships:
role/characteristic is .... deity
.....(people in religion, people in religion and related occupations, people in the humanities, people by occupation, people (agents), People (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
culture/religion is .... Hinduism
.....(religions (belief systems, cultures), religions and religious concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
takes the form of .... sun (star)
.....(stars (extraterrestrial bodies), extraterrestrial bodies, natural landscapes, landscapes (environments), Settlements and Landscapes (hierarchy name), Built Environment (hierarchy name)) (AAT)
associated with .... Sun
.....(Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy) (TGN)

Sources:
Surya (Hindu deity)
................Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
................Los Angeles County Museum of Art online (2002)
Sūrya (Hindu deity)
................Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 89003459
सूर्य (Hindu deity)
................Wikipedia (2000-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surya
Iconography Record Sources:
................ Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) "Surya," accessed 22 June 2017
................ Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 89003459
................ British Museum [online] (1999-) http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=181351&partId=1&searchText=Surya&images=true&page=1
................ Burnett, Hindu Gods and Heroes (1922) 18

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