During a few centuries around 1000 B.C. this symbol
was used in the Euphrates-Tigris region to represent the
sun and the sun god
greatest power, or the highest divinity. is often depicted
as rising out of ,
one of the signs for the ram, the sign of Aries, representing
the spring equinox. See the wavy lines as signs for the
The symbol is often found in close physical proximity to the ideograms , for the moon god Sin, and for Ishtar, as well as with , the staff of the Babylonian sun god Shamash, on reliefs.
For the many other sun signs, consult the Word Index.