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Uranus, also known as Ouranos, was the embodiment of the sky or heavens, and known as the god of the sky.
Uranus was aghast by the sight of his offspring, the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires.
Armed with a sickle he castrated Uranus, and the blood which fell from the mutilation gave birth to the Erinyes (Furies), the Giants and the Meliae (Nymphs of the manna ash trees).
www.pantheon.org /articles/u/uranus.html   (498 words)

  Uranus: Myth and Astrology - Crystalinks
Uranus' magnetic field is odd for it is not centered on the center of the planet and is tilted almost 60° from the axis of rotation.
Uranus is the ancient Greek deity of the Heavens, the earliest supreme god.
Uranus was the son and mate of Gaia the father of Cronus (Saturn) and of the Cyclopes and Titans (predecessors of the Olympian gods).
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 Uranus (mythology) - MSN Encarta
Uranus (mythology), in Greek mythology, the god of the heavens and husband of Gaea, who personified the earth.
Uranus was the father of the Titans, the Cyclopes, and the 100-handed giants.
Although Uranus may have been worshiped as a god by earlier inhabitants of Greece, he was never an object of worship for the Greeks of the historical period.
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 Uranus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Uranus, who was the first ruler of the Universe, covered Gaia on every side and became, in time, the abode of the gods.
For, Uranus and Gaia had said, she was destined to bear a son that would dethrone his father.
Uranus cast them into Tartarus, and for that reason Gaia persuaded Cronos and the TITANS to revolt against their father.
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 Uranus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uranus' blue color is the result of absorption of red light by methane in the upper atmosphere.
Uranus' core is in many ways similar to the cores of Jupiter and Saturn minus the massive liquid metallic hydrogen surrounding the cores.
Uranus' magnetic field is odd in that it is not centered on the center of the planet and is tilted almost 60 degrees with respect to the axis of rotation.
library.thinkquest.org /20104/Planets/uranus.htm   (416 words)

 MIRA :: Field Trips to the Stars :: The Solar System :: Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun, unknown to the Greeks, Egyptians and all ancient civilizations, since it is at the limit of detection with the naked eye under dark skies and therefore undistinguishable from a dim star.
In Greek mythology, Uranus was the personification of Heaven and ruler of the world, regarded as the husband and son of Gaea (Earth) and father of the Titans, Furies and Cyclopes; he was overthrown by his son Cronus (Saturn), who was also Jupiter's father.
Uranus is best remembered as the "tilted planet," or the "planet that rotates on its side," because of the inclination of its rotation axis with respect to its orbital plane.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Uranus (mythology)
In Greek mythology Uranus is personified as the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth (Hesiod, Theogony).
Uranus was scarcely regarded as anthropomorphic, aside from the genitalia in the castration myth.
Following the discovery of a sixth planet in the C18th, the name Uranus was chosen as the logical addition to the series: for Mars (Greek Ares) was the son of Jupiter, Jupiter (Zeus) the son of Saturn, and Saturn (Cronus) the son of Uranus.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Uranus_(mythology)   (713 words)

 Welcome to the Planets Version
Centaur -- In Greek mythology, a being with the head, arms, and torso of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
Iapetus -- In Greek mythology, a son of Uranus and Gaea.
In Greek mythology, god of the sky, mate of the goddess of the Earth, and father of the Titans.
pds.jpl.nasa.gov /planets/special/glossary.htm   (2887 words)

Uranus was the son and mate of Gaia the father of Cronus (Saturn) and of the Cyclopes and Titans (predecessors of the Olympian gods).
Uranus is composed primarily of rock and various ices, with only about 15% hydrogen and a little helium (in contrast to Jupiter and Saturn which are mostly hydrogen).
Uranus' magnetic field is odd in that it is not centered on the center of the planet and is tilted almost 60 degrees with respect to the axis of rotation.
www.nineplanets.org /uranus.html   (1122 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Uranus
Uranus is visible to the naked eye under good conditions.
Among Gaea's offspring by Uranus were the Cyclopes, the Hundred-handed Ones (the Hecatoncheires), and the Titans.
Astronomical and Physical Characteristics of Saturn Saturn's orbit lies between those of Jupiter and Uranus; its mean distance from the sun is c.886 million mi (1.43 billion km), almost twice that of Jupiter, and its period of revolution is about 29 1/2 years.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Uranus   (1191 words)

 Uranus (Mythology)
Uranus completes a day in 17.9 hours, and a year in 84 Earth years, and has a diameter of 51,118 km (4 Earth diameters).
According to the Orphic Hymns, Uranus was the son of the goddess of Night, Nyx.
Uranus is a relative newcomer to Astrology, unknown until the 18th Century, and many have been amused by the hieroglyph, which looks rather like a television aerial.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/uranus-mythology.html   (498 words)

 Uranus (planet)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uranus' cyan color is due to the absorption of red light by atmospheric methane.
Uranus' magnetic field is odd in that it is not centered on the center of the planet and is tilted almost 60° with respect to the axis of rotation.
The discovery was serendipitous; they planned to use the occultation of a star by Uranus to study the planet's atmosphere, but when they analysed their observations they found that the star had disappeared briefly from view five times both before and after it disappeared behind the planet.
www.alloffinance.com /Uranus_%28planet%29.html   (1731 words)

 Planets in Astrology - Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
In Hindu Mythology Sun is considered as the son of Aditi and sage Kashyap.
Apollo, the Sun God according to ancient Greek Mythology is the son of Jupiter and Latona and is the brother of Diana.
In Greek Mythology Mercury is considered to be the son of Jupiter and Maia, the daughter of Atlas.
www.ganeshaspeaks.com /planetsastrology.jsp   (4750 words)

 Uranus Mythology page1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gaia and Uranus were the only ones in the world, so they got married and had many children.
Uranus did not like most of his children, who were all very ugly, so he threw the ugly ones into Tartarus.
Gaia was very angry with Uranus so she made a sickle and ordered the Titans to kill him...
www.citi.pt /homepages/musicspheres/uranus_myth1.html   (81 words)

 Uranus, Planets-Astrology, influences, Planets in Signs, Characteristics
Uranus is the planet of revolution, its influence can be traced to world wars in the early part of the 20th Century and to the sit-ins and protests of the early 1960s.
In Roman mythology, Uranus was the personification of the sky as a female element.
Uranus was the first king of the Atlantes and taught them civilisation and initiated them into culture.
www.astrology24.net /planets/uranus.asp?planet=uranus   (207 words)

 Greek mythology : Greece gods of the greek mythology
Athena, or Pallas-Athena, is the virgin goddess of wisdom, war, intelligent activity, justice, arts and literature; she is one of the most famous gods in Greek mythology.
She was born in a very original way: Zeus fell in love with Metis, a Titan of wisdom and knowledge, and after chasing her for a long time, he managed to make love to her.
To avoid the prophecy, Zeus ate Metis, and it is said that it is she who was the source of Zeus’s wisdom, giving him advices from his belly.
www.greeka.com /greek-mythology.htm   (2026 words)

 Ouranos Uranus mythology god
Then mating with her son Uranus she gave birth to the 12 Titans, the Cyclopes (gigantic one-eyed monsters), and the three Hecatonchires (even more terrible monsters with 50 heads and 100 arms).
From the blood that fell to Earth/Gaia, the Erinyes (the Furies: avenging spirits of retributive justice), the Giants, and the Meliae (nymphs of the manna ash tree) were born.
Having overthrown Uranus, the Titans retrieved their brothers from Tartarus and gave the power to Kronos, who once again bound and imprisoned the Cyclopes there.
www.myastrologybook.com /Uranus-Ouranos-mythology-god.htm   (552 words)

 Greece Museums Guide: Greek Mythology
In their various legends, stories and hymns the gods of ancient Greece are nearly all described as human in appearance, unaging, nearly immune to all wounds and sickness, capable of becoming invisible, able to travel vast distances almost instantly, and able to speak through human beings with or without their knowledge.
These half-human, half divine children are collectively known as "the heroes," and until the establishment of democracy their descendents claimed the right to rule on the basis of their divine ancestry and presumed divinely inherited ability to rule well.
In the original sense, therefore, a mythology is an attempt to bring sense to the stylized narratives that the Greeks recited at festivals, whispered at shrines, and bandied about at aristocratic banquets.
www.greece-museums.com /greek-mythology.php   (1855 words)

 Astrological Uranus -- the Rebel Without a Clue
Richard Tarnas, one of the current "big dogs" of archetypal astrology, seemingly long ago abandoned the crotchety, cantankerous Greek god, Ouranos, for the rebellious Greek god, Prometheus, the "bringer of fire" and friend of humanity.
And each of the brothers also appear to have an affinity with the rebellious, independent energies of Uranus, Aquarius, and the 11th house.
Neptune and Uranus being compensatory to each other, the two "personifying" archetypes of these two outer planets are the Magician (Neptune) and the Inventor (Uranus).
www.thezodiac.com /rebel.htm   (709 words)

 Night skies in the Axarquia on the Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain
Uranus, in Aquarius, rises about 23.00h by the end of July.
So, for example, when an astrologer says the Sun or a planet is in Aquarius it will physically be against the background of the preceeding constellation Capricorn.
The added bonus of the clear skies here in Axarquia is that, along with the daily blue sky and sunshine, we have a clear view of the night sky and planets.
www.absoluteaxarquia.com /nightsky.html   (1900 words)

Uranus’ tilt is very unusual because it is much bigger than other planets’ tilts, which are mostly around 30 degrees.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun, which also cause it to be very cold.
Uranus takes much longer to make a revolution around the sun because it is much farther away from the sun than Earth is. Uranus’ average distance from the sun is 1,786,400,000 miles.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0215468/uranus.htm   (718 words)

 Greek mythology N-Z - All About Turkey
In Greek mythology, Peirithous was a King of the Lapiths and a son of Ixion and Dia.
In Greek mythology, Proteus was a son of Abas and the twin brother of Acrisius.
In Greek mythology, Xuthus was a son of Helen by the nymph Orseis.
www.allaboutturkey.com /sozlukmit2.htm   (3951 words)

 Uranus in Astrology
Uranus is the higher mind, social consciousness, brother and sisterhood, friendship, cooperation, invention, ingeniousness and democracy.
Uranus opposition is a time when Kundalini rises from the base of the spine and energizes the chakras.
Uranus can spur you to action, but can burn you up if you don't work on important issues, and allow youself to open up and grow.
www.mooncatsastrology.com /astro/uranus.htm   (454 words)

Uranus was the first planet to be discovered in modern history.
Nine were found when Uranus passed in front of a bright star, the rings causing the star to temporarily disappear when they passed in front of it.
Uranus also has known moons, most of which little is known about.
filer.case.edu /~sjr16/uranus.html   (384 words)

 NASA - Uranus
Uranus, (YUR uh nuhs or yu RAY nuhs), is the seventh planet from the sun.
Uranus is tilted so far on its side that its axis lies nearly level with its path around the sun.
The density of Uranus is 1/4 that of Earth, and is similar to that of Jupiter.
www.nasa.gov /worldbook/uranus_worldbook.html   (1212 words)

 FarShores.org: James Donahue Column - Greek Mythology Links Uranus With Mother Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uranus is obviously not a source of human life or a place for humans to flee to once Earth is dead.
Uranus was the name of a god figure who was the father of the titans, or mighty men of renown referred to in the Book of Genesis.
The story of Uranus and Gaia is a sordid one, filled with complexities involving rebellion by the children against the father, his castration by the youngest son, Cronus, and the creation of Aphrodite, the beautiful goddess of love when Cronus casts the genitals of his father into the sea.
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Uranus Green with jealousy because the plankton sea of Earth endlessly paints miracles on canvasses Uranus cannot see for the sun hides microscopically the portraits of teeming life in cosmic mystery.
URANUS (PLANET) Uranus is the seventh PLANET from the Sun and was the first to be discovered since ancient times.
One startling aspect of Uranus is that its rotation axis is inclined 97 deg.
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 Where in the Universe is Uranus?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Uranus is anywhere between 2.7 to 3 billion km away from the sun, and it's mass is 14.5 times that of Earth's.
Uranus is tiped on it's side and the magnetic field is tilted 60 degrees from the planet's axis of rotation.
Uranus appears blue because it is covered with clouds and it's blue green color is a direct result of the methane gas of the atmosphere traping red light so the color cannot escape.
www.kn.sbc.com /wired/fil/pages/listuranusbu.html   (1875 words)

 Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Demeter In Greek mythology, Demeter was the goddess of agriculture.
Hermes In Greek mythology, Hermes (Roman, Mercury), the son of ZEUS and Maia, was a ubiquitous and agile deity with many functions: protector of flocks and shepherds; guide and protector of travelers; conductor of souls to the underworld; a messenger of Zeus; bringer of good luck; and patron of orators, writers, athletes, merchants, and thieves.
Rhea In Greek mythology, Rhea was on of the TITANS, the daughter of URANUS and his mother GAEA, whose position as goddess of the Earth she assumed.
crh.choate.edu /english/loeb/Courses/Mythology.htm   (3986 words)

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