This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.

Sun offering

sʌn ˈɒf(ə)rɪŋ

noun | Astroanthropology

a type of ritual offering given to the Sun as part of sun worship (or heliolatry); considered a hallmark of the Astronic tradition in prehistoric and ancient times, especially in Ancient Egypt. 

Alternative phrases

  • Solar offering | noun
  • Heliacal offering | noun

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the word Sun, denoting the star closest to the Earth, beside the word offering denoting a ritual offering as part of worship; meaning ‘ritual offering to the worshipped Sun.’