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17th Aug '17 7:04:03 AM Ridiculousfish
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* In ''Literature/The Quran'', the great ruler Dhul Qarnayn travels to the land where the sun sets, and witnesses it going down into a muddy spring.

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* In ''Literature/The Quran'', ''Literature/{{The Quran}}'', the great ruler Dhul Qarnayn travels to the land where the sun sets, and witnesses it going down into a muddy spring.
17th Aug '17 7:01:58 AM Ridiculousfish
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* In ''Literature/The Quran'', the great ruler Dhul Qarnayn travels to the land where the sun sets, and witnesses it going down into a muddy spring.
** A Hadith mentions the sun gliding to the throne of Allah after setting and prostrating until it is asked to rise again next morning.
11th Aug '17 3:50:45 PM PistolsAtDawn
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* ''ComicBook/StardustTheSuperwizard'' lives ''on a star''. On the surface of it. Which is on fire. And the star is literally star-shaped.[[/folder]]
10th Jul '17 6:27:47 AM Carliro
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** Amonkhet has two suns, one apparently normal and the Second Sun, a "magical orb" that moves slowly across the sky. It is the source of Oketra's and Hazoret's (two gods) magic, and it is timed [[spoiler:by Bolas to align in a monument.]]
1st May '17 2:09:28 PM eroock
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* The mascot for Raisin Bran. Two scoops of raisins!
* This [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcUO-h_o09Q old Coca-Cola commercial]].
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* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', the sun has a face with a spike-like nose, a SlasherSmile, and is [[EvilLaugh always laughing]]. Unless it's falling asleep and snoring at sunset. [[WeirdMoon The moon isn't any better]].



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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'': Charlie Frost's animation shows a sun emitting extreme amounts of radiation, represented by the sun wearing a red headband and firing bullets from a machine gun, the bullets representing neutrinos, then smoking a joint.

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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'': Charlie Frost's animation shows ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' has a sun emitting extreme amounts slightly modified version of radiation, represented by the sun wearing one in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]]: instead of being a red headband and firing bullets from wheel of Apollo's chariot it's a machine gun, the bullets representing neutrinos, then smoking a joint.roughly house-sized sphere.



* The miniature sun in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' shows no effects of radiant heat, radiation, or gravity on those nearby, having no effect on physical matter when handled by a set of metal arms or when idly floating in an unshielded "containment field". There's no way to estimate mass or density. Is the sun's own gravity holding it together, and is that gravity coming from its mass despite its size, as its miniatured molecules simulate macro-scale gravity while still allowing thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium at its core to take place, in a safe and cozy environment, without killing everyone nearby?



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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'': Charlie Frost's animation shows a sun emitting extreme amounts of radiation, represented by the sun wearing a red headband and firing bullets from a machine gun, the bullets representing neutrinos, then smoking a joint.
* The miniature sun in ''Film/SpiderMan2'' shows no effects of radiant heat, radiation, or gravity on those nearby, having no effect on physical matter when handled by a set of metal arms or when idly floating in an unshielded "containment field". There's no way to estimate mass or density. Is the sun's own gravity holding it together, and is that gravity coming from its mass despite its size, as its miniatured molecules simulate macro-scale gravity while still allowing thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium at its core to take place, in a safe and cozy environment, without killing everyone nearby?
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* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' has an [[UncannyValley absolutely terrifying]] [[TheFaceOfTheSun baby-faced]] sun. The actual reason for the sun being that way is that it represents the toddlers and babies who are watching the program.
* On ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'', the sun was Bear's good friend, Ray, who greeted him in the morning and sometimes sang the "Good Morning" song with him. He was voiced by Geoffrey Holder, using the deep voice that made him well known for [=7Up=] commercials in the 70s and 80s.



** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3,'' the sun is an enemy that can be killed with a Koopa Shell.
** ''VideoGame/WarioLand3'' has a similar enemy that ''can't'' be killed who spits out fireballs.
** And in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', the final boss battle against [[BigBad Bowser]] takes place inside a ''hollow'' sun.

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** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3,'' the sun is an enemy that can be killed with a Koopa Shell.
** ''VideoGame/WarioLand3'' has a similar enemy that ''can't'' be killed who spits out fireballs.
** And in
''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', the final boss battle against [[BigBad Bowser]] takes place inside a ''hollow'' sun.



* A cartoonish sun is found in ''VideoGame/LocoRoco'' series. It has a face.



* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', the sun and moon have faces and occasionally make quips about what's going on down at ground level. They transform into one another at dawn and dusk rather than rising or setting.
* The sun in ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' has a face and sometimes talks to the other characters in the strip. Unfortunately, it's also obliviously cheerful, friendly, and completely unaware of what happens if you share ''too'' much solar energy with Earth (that is, reducing every living thing on the planet to cinders).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'': The sun has the face of a jack-o-lantern.
* ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' has a slightly modified version of the one in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]]: instead of being a wheel of Apollo's chariot it's a roughly house-sized sphere.



* The sun from ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'' for some reason changes from a realistic Sun when seen from outer space, to an anthropomorphic sun when seen from Chanticleer's farm. And the sun (whose rising and setting is constantly controlled by Chanticleer) will occasionally go against his rules and rise on its own.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', like other {{Animate Inanimate Object}}s, the sun is a minor character who spends most of its time in the sky smiling all the time (unless something of notice comes near him). He can also travel around the world at high speeds and sleeps when night comes. He also gets {{moon|ing}}ed by the equally animated moon, who has arms, legs, and visible buttocks.



* On ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan'', the sun was Mr. Sun, a cute little thing that sometimes emitted "sun fuzzies" that could tickle or form props.
30th Apr '17 6:19:26 PM eroock
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever", Stan Smith trips over a cable in God's office and the screen goes black. God tells Stan he's just unplugged the sun.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever", Stan Smith trips over a cable in God's office and the screen goes black. God tells Stan he's just [[CutTheJuice unplugged the sun.sun]].
11th Mar '17 10:27:00 AM themisterfree
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' had a quick gag with Chowder exclaiming "The sun is rising!" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rTla7q8Qyk Cut to]] a sun-shaped monster emerging from a crevice in the earth, with knights scrambling to attack it, only for the Sun-monster to scare them off with flame-breath.



* One planet seen in 'WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' revolves around a sun with a face which emits a never-ending scream. The sun's screaming can be heard from the planet's surface for the entirety of its' daytime period.

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* One planet seen in 'WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' revolves around a sun with a face which emits a never-ending scream. The sun's screaming can be heard from the planet's surface for the entirety of its' daytime period.
28th Feb '17 5:38:04 AM Adept
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The sun is a [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants miasma of incandescent plasma]]. [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Or possibly a chariot wheel,]] a very large flashlight, or a two-dimensional painting on the cosmic backdrop that is the sky. Forget everything you know about Mr. Sun[[note]]And in several languages -- and in JRRTolkien's Middle-earth -- it's Mrs. Sun, thank you very much. Let's hope he/she/it isn't offended.[[/note]] because, in Fiction Land, it's all wrong.

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The sun is a [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants miasma of incandescent plasma]]. [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Or possibly a chariot wheel,]] a very large flashlight, or a two-dimensional painting on the cosmic backdrop that is the sky. Forget everything you know about Mr. Sun[[note]]And in several languages -- and in JRRTolkien's Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth -- it's Mrs. Sun, thank you very much. Let's hope he/she/it isn't offended.[[/note]] because, in Fiction Land, it's all wrong.
7th Feb '17 11:18:23 PM PsychoGecko
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* A crowd of thousands on October 13, 1917 in a field outside Fátima, Portugal was reported in the newspapers to have seen the sun behaving strangely for ten minutes: After hours of heavy rain, the sun emerged from clouds as an opaque, spinning disk or a "firewheel," looking duller than normal, which cast multicolored lights across the landscape and clouds. Then it careened toward earth in a zigzag pattern, radiating heat and frightening the observers. The faithful associated this phenomenon with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary that had been occurring in Fátima that year; three children had been meeting her in the field on the 13th day of the month for six months. Not all witnesses reported seeing the sun dance; some only saw the radiant colors. Some believers saw nothing unusual; some unbelievers saw the colors and/or the whirling "sun", including secular/atheist reporters who wrote it up as front-page news. Note: seeing the sun move in the sky after staring at it is a well-known effect of sungazing. Do not stare into the sun without eye protection, and preferably not even then.

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* A crowd of thousands on October 13, 1917 in a field outside Fátima, Portugal was reported in the newspapers to have seen the sun behaving strangely for ten minutes: strangely. They had gathered because they believed a child prophet who claimed they would see something miraculous. After hours of heavy rain, looking into the sky for some time, observers saw the sun emerged from clouds as an opaque, spinning disk or a "firewheel," looking duller than normal, which cast multicolored lights across moving all over the landscape and clouds. Then it careened toward earth in a zigzag pattern, radiating heat and frightening the observers. The faithful associated this phenomenon place. Witnesses had different experiences, with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary that had been occurring in Fátima that year; three children had been meeting her in the field on the 13th day of the month for six months. Not all witnesses reported no two seeing the sun dance; some only saw move in the radiant colors. Some believers saw nothing unusual; some unbelievers saw exact same way, and the colors and/or sun's movement was not observed anywhere else in the whirling "sun", including secular/atheist reporters who wrote it up as front-page news.world. Note: seeing the sun move in the sky after staring at it is a well-known effect of sungazing. Do not stare into the sun without eye protection, and preferably not even then.then, even during an eclipse.
7th Feb '17 11:12:17 PM PsychoGecko
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* A crowd of thousands on October 13, 1917 in a field outside Fátima, Portugal was reported in the newspapers to have seen the sun behaving strangely for ten minutes: After hours of heavy rain, the sun emerged from clouds as an opaque, spinning disk or a "firewheel," looking duller than normal, which cast multicolored lights across the landscape and clouds. Then it careened toward earth in a zigzag pattern, radiating heat and frightening the observers. The faithful associated this phenomenon with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary that had been occurring in Fátima that year; three children had been meeting her in the field on the 13th day of the month for six months. The "solar dance" was seen as far as fifteen and twenty miles away from that field. Not all witnesses reported seeing the sun dance; some only saw the radiant colors. Some believers saw nothing unusual; some unbelievers saw the colors and/or the whirling "sun", including secular/atheist reporters who wrote it up as front-page news.

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* A crowd of thousands on October 13, 1917 in a field outside Fátima, Portugal was reported in the newspapers to have seen the sun behaving strangely for ten minutes: After hours of heavy rain, the sun emerged from clouds as an opaque, spinning disk or a "firewheel," looking duller than normal, which cast multicolored lights across the landscape and clouds. Then it careened toward earth in a zigzag pattern, radiating heat and frightening the observers. The faithful associated this phenomenon with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary that had been occurring in Fátima that year; three children had been meeting her in the field on the 13th day of the month for six months. The "solar dance" was seen as far as fifteen and twenty miles away from that field. Not all witnesses reported seeing the sun dance; some only saw the radiant colors. Some believers saw nothing unusual; some unbelievers saw the colors and/or the whirling "sun", including secular/atheist reporters who wrote it up as front-page news. Note: seeing the sun move in the sky after staring at it is a well-known effect of sungazing. Do not stare into the sun without eye protection, and preferably not even then.
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