- Suri was the god of the sun, equivalent to Greek Apollo.
- Suri was the god of the underworld.
- Suri was female, a chthonic goddess.
The descriptions of Suri are pitifully small. In The Religion of the Etruscans, Erika Simon devotes a single paragraph on page 59 to this deity:
- "According to votive inscriptions, often to father Śuri, the god was well known in Etruria. The Etruscan name of Viterbo, Surrina, comes from him, similarly Mount Soracte, where Soranus (=Śuri, Latin Dis Pater) was venerated (see Vergil, Aen. 11.785). Giovanni Collonna has equated Suri convincingly with Aplu, who in Etruria also had connections with the Underworld. Cherici 1994; Colonna 1992."
- "In cult, as Giovanni Colonna has shown, Aplu could be equated with Śuri (=Latin Soranus), who, like Aita, had the wolf as his attribute."
Secondly, we may notice that in all the accounts of Suri, there are numerous, modernday word association games played which are nothing more than an annoying distraction from the real facts. Many authors lead people to believe that there is a wealth of linguistic evidence showing that Suri existed without ever needing to overtly assert any of these false connections born from unscholarly lack of methodology. Here are some of the words associated with this claimed deity whose real explanation of their etymologies I feel I must expose here and now. You will see these words constantly referred to in company with Suri without a clear morphological rundown on how Suri has anything to do with them.
- Sora: (Latin) A town name whose final vowel makes an Etruscan origin assumptive as is any belief that Sora is actually homonymous with the name of an unproven deity.
- Soracte: (Latin) A name for a mountain whose implied suffix *-acte cannot be explained if this shakey Etruscan etymology is sought after.
- Soranus: (Latin) A name derived from the Roman town name Sora, not Etruscan at all.
- sors, sort-: (Latin) Meaning "lot, fate" and inherited from Indo-European *ser- "to line up", not Etruscan.
- Surrina: (Latin) name of a town assumed to be Etruscan by assuming that it is derived from a deity based on other urbonymic etymologies (Vulci, Tarquinia), assumed in turn to be based on a deity specifically named Suri which in turn is thought to "prove" the Etruscan origin of Surrina. In other words, a multiplication of hypotheses and merry-go-round reasoning.
(Continue reading Suri, the saga part 2...)
 Nancy De Grummond, Etruscan Myth, Sacred History, And Legend (2006), p.129
 Sarah Iles Johnston, Religions of the Ancient World, p.414; Paolo Giannini, Centri etruschi e romani dell'Etruria meridionale (1986), p.64; Arnaldo d'Aversa, La lingua degli etruschi (1979), p.124; Zacharie Mayani, Les Étrusques commencent à parler (1961), p.310
 Kathryn Lomas, Roman Italy, 338 BC-AD 200: A Sourcebook (1996), p.181; Marcel Renard, Initiation à l'étruscologie (1943), p.41.
 See De Grummond/Simon, The Religion of the Etruscans (2006), p.3: "It expresses vividly the Etruscan tendency to be vague or ambivalent about the gender and other characteristics of a particular deity."
 See Temporini/Haase, Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt, Geschichte und Kultur Roms im Spiegel der neueren Forschung (1972), p.984
 Porkorny, Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch, ser-4 ; American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, ser-2