", Bacchylides, Fragment 52 (from Tzetzes) (trans. "So at the same moment there came into being Poros (Porus, Contriver) and Tekmor (Tecmor, Ordinance) and Skotos (Scotus, Darkness) [Erebos]. . "Ouranos (Uranus, Sky) was the first to rule over the entire world.
They are Alecto, Megaera and Tisiphone. "[During the War of the Titanes :] [Zeus] came forthwith, hurling his lightning . For of all the children that were born of Gaia and Ouranos, these were the most terrible, and they were hated by their own father from the first. For this, he took their children and imprisoned them in Gaia’s womb. Campbell, Vol. His grandchildren were the Olympians.
"[The monster Typhoeus addresses Zeus :] ‘Ouranos (Uranus, Sky) is my brother, a son of Gaia (Gaea, Earth) like myself.’", Hesiod, Theogony 126 ff (trans. From the sea, his genitals produced the goddess Aphrodite, who would become one of the most important Greek goddesses.
"[Khalkiope (Chalciope) addresses her sister Medea :] ‘Swear by Gaia (Gaea, Earth) and Ouranos (Uranus, Sky) that you will keep what I say to yourself and work in league with me .
From the drops of the flowing blood Erinyes were born, named Alekto (Alecto), Tisiphone, Megaira (Megaera). 66. : Other Names: While Uranus … .
In the Roman era he was often depicted as Aion, god of eternal time, in the form of a man holding the zodiac-wheel, standing above the reclining Gaia (Earth). . Evelyn-White) (Greek epic C8th or C7th B.C.) De Nat. Link will appear as Uranus: https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net - Greek Gods & Goddesses, February 10, 2017, © Greek Gods and Goddesses 2010 - 2020 | About | Contact | Privacy, Uranus: https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net. 17), but is also called the husband of Gaea, and by her the father of Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus, Theia, Rheia, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe Tethys, Cronos, of the Cyclopes, Brontes, Steropes, Arges, and of the Hecatoncheires Cottus, Briareus and Gyes. . [5.1] AITNA (by Gaia) (Simonides Frag 52, Scholiast on Theocritus 1.65). v. 801, ad Virg. Theog. "The Titanes, children of Ouranos (Uranus, Heaven) and Khthon (Chthon, Earth) [Gaia]. 4 (trans. : Simonides Fragment 52 (from Scholiast on Theocritus 1.65) (trans. In artistic representations, Uranus is depicted as an older man with white hair. "Ouranos" redirects here. Greek Lyric I) (Greek lyric C6th B.C.) . : Pindar, Olympian Ode 7. Some sources say that Aphrodite was born from Uranus’ genitals after Cronus threw them into the sea. Together, Uranus and Gaia had many offspring, including the Titans, pre-Olympian gods and goddesses; the Cyclopes, the one-eyed giants and the Hecatoncheires, giants who had fifty heads and one hundred hands. Uranus and Gaea eventually wed and they produced multiple offspring, including three Hecatoncheires, three Cyclopes, and the most famous of their children, the twelve Titans. As Uranus could no longer impregnate Gaea, he simply took up his place as the bowl of the sky who was held aloft by his grandson Atlas, the son of Uranus’ son Iapetus and Clymene, an ocean nymph. Besides the story of his castration, Uranus’ active role in Greek mythology was relatively small. 6 ff (trans. Uranus is one of the old gods in Greek mythology. Before leaving the earth, Uranus cursed Cronus with the prophecy that he would suffer the same fate as Uranus had – meaning that his son would dethrone him. "Hittite Religion" in. O'Neill) (Greek comedy C5th to 4th B.C.) . ", Aeschylus, Agamemnon 168 ff (trans. Zeus, through deception by his mother Rhea, avoided this fate.
Following the discovery of a sixth planet in 1781 using a telescope, there was long-term disagreement regarding its name. Knapped flints as cutting edges were set in wooden or bone sickles in the late Neolithic, before the onset of the Bronze Age. He ruled the universe, and his name means sky or heaven. ", Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 5. They would have several more after Uranus’ castration. 435 ff : Campbell, Vol.
Finally, they had their chance when Uranus tried to lay in bed with Gaia. Rouse) (Greek epic C5th A.D.) : So she said; but fear seized them all, and none of them uttered a word. The Titan Gods. The learned Alexandrian poet Callimachus reported that the bloodied sickle had been buried in the earth at Zancle in Sicily, but the Romanized Greek traveller Pausanias was informed that the sickle had been thrown into the sea from the cape near Bolina, not far from Argyra on the coast of Achaea, whereas the historian Timaeus located the sickle at Corcyra; Corcyrans claimed to be descendants of the wholly legendary Phaeacia visited by Odysseus, and by circa 500 BCE one Greek mythographer, Acusilaus, was claiming that the Phaeacians had sprung from the very blood of Uranus' castration..
[1.4] THE KYKLOPES, THE HEKATONKHEIRES (by Gaia) (Eumelus Titanomachia Frag 1) The males were Oceanus. 600B) (trans. He literally was the sky, which the Greeks envisioned as a brass dome studded with stars.
 Uranus and Gaia were the parents of the first generation of Titans, and the 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. And Gaia (Earth) first bore starry Ouranos (Uranus, Heaven), equal to herself, to cover her on every side, and to be an ever-sure abiding-place for the blessed gods. Ouranos prophesied the fall of the Titanes and the punishments they would suffer for their crimes--a prophecy brought to fruition by Zeus who deposed the five brothers and cast them into the pit of Tartaros. His Roman equivalent was Caelus.
Campbell, Vol. Though there were land and sea and air, the land no foot could tread, no creature swim the sea, the air was lightless; nothing kept its form, all objects were at odds, since in one mass cold essence fought with hot, and moist with dry, and hard with soft and light with things of weight. Some myths claim that the Telchines, gods who settled the isle of Rhodes, were also born at this time. Years later, Zeus would fulfill this prophecy with the Olympians.
"Verily at first Khaos (Chaos, the Chasm) [Air] came to be, but next wide-bosomed Gaia (Gaea, Earth) . :
Uranus’ deposition is symbolic of the archaic gods overthrow in an age before time. A complete bibliography of the translations quoted on this page. Trypanis) (Greek poet C3rd B.C.)
(by Gaia) (Hesiod Theogony 135, Diodorus Siculus 5.66.1) Light was born from Love, and Gaia, the earth, was born from Light. : Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 2. By castrating Uranus, Chronos separated the heavens and the earth which had been one up to that point, and so he created the world as we know it. 1 (trans.
. iii. 13). Taylor) (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. It appears to be an erratic and irrational choice. Greek text available from the same website, Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library. In some presentations, he is above the earth, symbolic of his role as Father of the Sky.