Eki is the name of the Sun in the Basque language. In Basque mythology, Eki  is daughter of Mother Earth to whom she returns daily.    She was regarded as the protector of humanity and the enemy of all evil spirits. Her worshipers believed that when the sun set, Eki travelled into Itxasgorrieta ("The Reddish Seas") beneath the earth into the womb of Lurbira, her mother.:

Eki is the name of the Sun in the Basque language. In Basque mythology, Eki is daughter of Mother Earth to whom she returns daily. She was regarded as the protector of humanity and the enemy of all evil spirits. Her worshipers believed that when the sun set, Eki travelled into Itxasgorrieta ("The Reddish Seas") beneath the earth into the womb of Lurbira, her mother.