Essay on The, The Roman God Of The Heavens And Sky

1473 Words Oct 9th, 2016 6 Pages
Alchin, By Linda. "Uranus." (Ouranos)***. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2016. Uranus is the Roman god of the heavens and sky. He is the father of the titans , and his mother, Gaia, is his wife. Uranus is one of the original gods. He his also the first son Gaia had. Another way people said his name was Ouranos. Uranus has qualities such as light, heat, purity, and omnipresence, the ability to be everywhere at once. Uranus fathered six sons known as the titans. They were given this name do to their large size and strength. The titans names were; Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus and Cronus. Along with his six sons he also fathered six daughters known as the titanides which were; Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe and Tethys. Later on Uranus and Gaia overthrew the elder gods and Uranus became ruler. Soon after they had four more children; the cyclops and three others known as the hundred- headed ones. They were giants and had incredible strength that Uranus felt threatened by. He feared they would try to overthrow him so he cast all his children away in a prison called tartarus. His wife Gaia begged him to release them but he refused because they posed as too much of a threat. Gaia swore revenge and helped her children to conspire against him. Gaia released the chains of the youngest titan named Cronus, who hated his father and tartarus the most, and gave him a weapon. Cronus chained his father in tartarus and castrated him. It is said his blood that dripped on the…

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