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|Inhabitants||fire elementals, plasma oozes, Plane of Fire visitors, powerful spellcasters, solar dragons|
|Satellites||The Solar system|
Golarion's sun is some hundred times the diameter of Golarion and 300,000 times the mass; its gravity is 28 times that of Golarion. The sun has no atmosphere. It has no surface, and its immense energy generates incredible heat. The sun's intense gravity grows even more powerful near its core, the Starheart.
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In scholarly works, the sun is sometimes represented by a rune: a circle with a dot at its center.
Despite the churning nature of the sun there are some locations of note, though some do move in the convection currents:
The sun is intensely inhospitable. Nevertheless, some creatures do manage to survive and thrive in the inferno:
The Sun features in many important roles in theology.
Three goddesses use solar imagery in their holy symbols:
- Desna: Butterfly with star, sun, and moon symbols on its wings
- Iomedae: 'The sword of valour': Elegant longsword with a circular sunburst behind the sword's hilt
- Shizuru: a stylized sun behind a katana
Other theological references
Some other theological references to the sun that are not included above are:
- Hors, the Archon Empyreal Lord who is called the 'Freezing Sun'
- Sarenrae's favoured angel, herald and emissary is Sunlord Thalachos
- Sarenrae's Temple of the Eternal Sun is the chief temple of Sarenrae in Sothis, Osirion
Other solar references
Non-theological references to the sun also exist, including:
- Osirion: Council of Sun and Sky
- One of the Shoanti tribes is called Sklar-Quah (The Sun Clan): see Shoanti
There are other suns in addition to that which Golarion orbits, including the myriad of stars seen in the night sky. Notable suns include:
- A huge red sun shines down constantly from the noontime position on the Abyssal realm of the demon lord Nurgal, called Kuthan.
- James L. Sutter. (2008). Into the Black. Children of the Void, p. 48. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-127-5
- James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 5. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
- Ethan Day-Jones, Jim Groves, Jonathan H. Keith, Andrew Romine, David N. Ross, and James L. Sutter. (2014). People of the Stars, p. 5. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-674-4
- James Jacobs. (2010). Lords of Chaos, p. 22, 40. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-250-0