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The Sun (or Sol) is a G-type star at the centre of the Solar System located in the Milky Way Galaxy. It is a nearly perfect ball of hot plasma, heated to incandescence by nuclear fusion reactions in its core, radiating the energy mainly as visible light, ultraviolet light, and infrared radiation. It is by far the most important source of energy for life on Earth. Its diameter is about 1.39 million kilometers (864,000 miles) and its mass is about 330,000 times that of Earth, and it accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System. A star is the ultimate source of all energy and the indirect birthplace of all mystical might, and some of them are highly intelligent and aware.[4] Earth's Sun is one of those aware stars.[3]


Billions of Years ago[]

The ancient Elder God Atum after becoming Demogorge, the God-Eater and destroying all the demons on Earth retreated into the sun.[5] Around 65,000 000 years ago, he left the sun to battle Set; the battle lead to the extinction of the dinosaurs on Earth.[6] Millions of years later he was reborn as Amon Ra and gave birth to the Heliopolitans, worshipped as gods on Earth. He became the sun god the ancient humans. His offspring went to live in city the Celestial Heliopolis while he returned to rule from his citadel located on the sun.[7]

Ancient History[]

Since prehistoric time the Sun has be worshipped by some Earth cultures as a deity or having a Sun Deity that represents it. List of Sun Deities.[8]

Millenia ago, Anubis came to the sun in an attempt to usurp Amon Ra. He tried to cut out his heart and absorb the power, but Amon Ra outwitted the Death-God by giving it to Bast, the Panther Goddess.[9]

In 114 AD, the Celestial Madonna came to Earth to seek nourishment for her child. It was the first Celestial pregnancy. She encountered Zhang Heng and explained to him that either the Earth or its Moon must be sacrificed for her child's sake. Zhang Heng proposed an alternative source of nourishment: the Sun.[10][11]

20th century[]

Star Child (Multiverse) and Leonardo da Vinci (Earth-616) from S.H.I.E.L.D

Leonardo da Vinci retrieving the Star Child from the Sun

In 1956, the Celestial Madonna gave birth to the Star Child in the Sun. The newborn Celestial was retrieved by Leonardo da Vinci and was brought to the Immortal City on Earth to be raised by the Brotherhood of the Shield.[12]

Modern Age[]

Cyclops of the X-Men tricked the Sentinels into thinking it was the Sun that was the cause of mutants on Earth. The entire Sentinel fleet blasted off into space in an attempt to destroy the Sun and were destroyed in the process.[13]

The Sun once created a human form[3] that called herself Apalla the Sun Queen in order to seek the aid of Doctor Strange in stopping a plot by the Creators that threatened both mortals and stars.[4]

Yggdrasill from War of the Realms Vol 1 5 001

During the War of the Realms, Yggdrasill was found growing out of the sun. It was revealed to have taken root from a seed that had been growing in Asgardia before the city was destroyed in the star. Thor on a Skidbladnir travelled to the sun and decided to nail himself to the tree to search for answers.[14]

The Sun was where Eddie Brock destroyed Knull, the god of the symbiotes.[15]



  • The Sun's real name, the name that it calls itself, has never been revealed. It may (or may not) be Apalla.

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