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Greek | Deity | Sky URANUS

Also known as FATHER SKY, OURANOS
Greek God of : The Sky
Attributes : Unknown
Festival Days :
When in Rome : Caelus

Mighty primordial sky God, wife and sister of Gaia and father of more giant sized offspring than you can shake a sickle at.

As well as the Titans, Cronus fathered all manner of funny shaped kids. They had unpronouncible names like Hecatonchires and Cyclop's's's and were ugly too, so ugly in fact that he rammed them straight into Tartarus as soon as they were born. Uranus was the look-over the-shoulder nervous type, and i don't suppose their size and strength did much to put his paranoid mind at ease.

Tartarus was a pit, often referred to as the bowels of the earth, and as Gaia was the earth goddess you can guess where he shoved them. I can only imagine how painful this must have been and quite understandibly Gaia came to the conclusion that something had to be done sooner rather than later.

Only one of her Titan offspring were willing to lend a hand or two when Gaia whispered her cunning and rather unique contraception plan in their ears and even at this point Cronus had all the attributes of a future nutcase. They should've seen the signs.

Gaia arranged to meet her husband with Cronus lying in ambush and as Uranus approached ..slash!.. Cronus let fly with a sickle and cut daddy off in his prime. Youch! As unfortuanate as this sounds it could've been worse, at least the sickle was sharp and Cronus didn't have to resort to a sawing motion.

We got so many things in exchange for one tiny little wiener such as The Fates, Maniae, Erinnyes, Gigantes and Aphrodite, and while they weren't all good you can't deny it was a bargain.
Family Tree ...
Parents : Don't know, sorry
Siblings : Gaia
Spouse : Gaia
Offspring : Coming soon...
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'URANUS' - Greek entry : 26 April 2007
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