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Mythology surrounding Uranus
The mythology and information about the Roman God Uranus

  • Name: Uranus which is the Latinized form of Ouranos the Greek word for sky.
  • Gender Male: Uranus was a Roman God
  • Jurisdiction: Uranus was described as being the Roman God of the sky

  • Mythology: Mythical Family Tree or Relatives: Uranus was believed to be the God of the Sky. He was the father of Cronus or Kronos (also known as Saturn in Greek mythology) and of the Cyclopes and Titans. Saturn was born from Uranus (heaven) and Jupiter was the son of Saturn and Opis

  • Name of equivalent Greek God: Ouranos

  • Sacrifices to Uranus - During sacrifices to the Roman gods the sex of the victim had to correspond to the sex of the god to whom it was offered. White animals were given to the gods of the upper world whereas black victims to the gods of the underworld

Roman Mythology and Information about Uranus
He was the son or husband of Gaia (Earth), and father of Chronos (Time) and the Titans. According to mythology and legend Uranus imprisoned his children as he was afraid that they would rebel against him. Kronos who was one of the Titans with the help of Gaea, castrated him which effectively took away his powers. From the blood of Uranus that fell on Earth sprang the three Furies the goddesses of revenge. From the blood of Uranus that fell on Earth sprang the three Furies (the Erinyes), the goddesses of revenge. According to another ancient legend Venus was born of the discarded flesh of Uranus and of the foaming sea.

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