Mythology & Beliefs: Uranus
In Greek and Roman Mythology, Uranus was the personification of Heaven; husband of Gaea; father of
Titans; dethroned by his son Cronus.
Uranus in Wikipedia
Uranus (pronounced /ˈjʊərənəs, jʊˈreɪnəs/) is the Latinized
form of Ouranos (Οὐρανός), the Greek word for sky (a cognate
of the English word air). His equivalent in Roman mythology
was Caelus, likewise from caelum the Latin word for "sky". In
Greek mythology, Ouranos, or Father Sky, is personified as the
son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth (Hesiod, Theogony).
Uranus and Gaia were ancestors of most of the Greek gods, but
no cult addressed directly to Uranus survived into Classical
times, and Uranus does not appear among the usual themes of
Greek painted pottery. Elemental Earth, Sky and Styx might be
joined, however, in a solemn invocation in Homeric epic....
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