Uranus

He was the god of the sky. He was one of the primordial gods born at the dawn of creation.

Residence: Sky
Symbols:
Zodiac wheel
Parents: Gaia
Consort:
Gaia
Offspring: The Titans, the Cyclops, the Meliae, the Furies, the Giants, the Hecatoncheires and Aphrodite
Roman equivalent:
Caelus

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Uranus with Gaia on Roman mosaic, 3rd c. AD, Glyptothek Museum.

Uranus and Gaia had twelve sons and six daughters. He locked the eldest of these, the Cyclops and Hecatoncheires, away inside the belly of Earth. Gaia suffered immense pain and persuaded her Titan offspring to rebel. Four of these positioned themselves at the corners of the world, ready to grasp their father as he descended to lie with Earth, while the fifth, Cronus, took his place in the centre and there castrated Uranus with an adamantine sickle. The sky-god’s blood fell upon the earth, producing the avenging Furies and the Giants.

Uranus prophesied the fall of the Titans 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 Tartarus.