Sol. Goddess of the sun and light.
She is described as being both the sun herself ands the deity who steers the orb in a chariot drawn by horses. The orb and her steeds are born of the fiery realm of Muspelheim which existed long before Miðgarðr was created. In a more euhemerised version of the tale Sól was once a mortal who along with her brother was assigned the dreadful task of steering the sun orb chariot eternally outrunning the wolf that chased her. Her horses are named Árvakr meaning “early riser” and Alsviðr meaning “swift.” The speed of the sun’s movement through the sky is attributed to her outrunning the wolf and at darker times of the year times when the wolf is close. Solar eclipses represent times when Sól’s wolf (Sköll) is gaining on her.
Her epithets include “the shining god” and “Bright bride of heaven.” Also known as Sunna in Old High German Sunday is named after her. Her companion is her brother Máni god of the moon. Sól and Máni are gods of time-keeping and together they help gods and people account for the passing of the hours days and years.
In addition to Saul? of Baltic Europe Sól was worshiped by the Celts by the name Sulis a goddess who presided over thermal springs thought to be heated by the power of the sun. She further bears a resemblance to Amaterasu the sun goddess of Japan and of the course the demi-goddess figure of the Phoenix in Persian myth. She has the same roots as the Hindu goddess of the sun Surya.
At Ragnarok the foretold "Twilight of the Gods" or end of the world it is believed the Sól will finally be swallowed by Skoll. When the world is destroyed a new world shall be born a world of peace and love and Sól's bright daughter shall outshine her mother.