Mother Earth brings cycles, such as day and night, winter and summer. We live in Her cycles. And we love Her. Our joy in the North is yule, when darkness gives way for the midnight sun to come (soon, we hope). Of course yule is upside down there downunder, i.e. south of Equator.
All sun-gods die and are resurrected. On Equator sun-god is killed by darkness every evening, only to be resurrected and kill darkness next morning. Understandably. This is how Mother Earth has it.