Urania was one of the nine Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance.

Residence: Mount Olympus
Symbols: Celestial globe and rod
Parents: Zeus and Mnemosyne
Siblings: The Muses

Urania, a restored Roman copy after a Greek original of the 4th c. BC, Hadrian’s Villa.

In the Classical era, when the Muses were assigned specific artistic and literary spheres, Urania was named Muse of astronomy and astronomical writings. In this guise she was depicted pointing at a celestial globe with a rod.

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