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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. He was the first son of Gaia (the earth) and he also became her husband. According to Hesiod, their children included the Titans: six sons (Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus and Cronus) and six daughters (Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe and Tethys). There were other offspring: the Cyclopes, (who were named Brontes, Steropes and Arges and were later known as "one eyed giants"), and also the three monsters known as the Hecatonchires, who each had one hundred hands and fifty heads. Their names were Briareus, Cottus and Gyes. Other offspring of Uranus and Gaia were the Erinyes, who were spirits of punishment and goddesses of vengeance. The Erinyes avenged wrongs which were done to family, especially murder within a family. After Uranus had been castrated, his blood fell to earth (Gaia) and conceived the Giants. These were of monstrous appearance and had great strength . Similiarly, in some versions Aphrodite is believed to have risen from the foam created by the sex organs of Uranus after they were thrown into the sea by his son Cronus.
Uranus was aghast by the sight of his offspring, the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires. (In a differing version Uranus was frightened of their great strength and the fact that they could easily depose him). He hid them away in Tartarus (the bowels of the earth) inside Gaia, causing her intense pain. The discomfort became so great that she asked her youngest son, Cronus, to castrate his father, as this would cease his fertility and put an end to more monstrous offspring. To accomplish this deed Gaia made an adamantine sickle, which she gave to Cronus. That night Uranus came to lay with Gaia. And as the sky god drew close, Cronus struck with the sickle and cut off Uranus's genitals. From the blood that fell from the open wound were born nymphs and giants, and when Cronus threw the severed genitals into the sea a white foam appeared. From this foam Aphrodite the goddess of love and desire was born.
A slightly differing version tells of Uranus being so vast that he could cover Mother Earth (Gaia) and easily take advantage of her fruitfulness, but Gaia tired of her exuberant fertility and begged her sons to free her from the excessive embrace of Uranus. All refused except Cronus. 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). And when Cronus threw the sickle into the sea the island of Corfu, home of the Phaeacians, sprang up).
After Uranus (the sky) had been emasculated, the sky separated from Gaia (the earth) and Cronus became king of the gods. Later, Zeus (the son of Cronus) deposed his father and became the supreme god of the Greek Pantheon.
天王星, 亦稱Ouranos, 是天空或天堂的具體化, 和通認作為天空的神。他是Gaia (地球的 ) 第一兒子並且他並且成為了她的丈夫。根據Hesiod, 他們的孩子包括Titans: 六個兒子(Oceanus、 Coeus、 Crius、 Hyperion、 Iapetus 和 Cronus) 並且六個女兒(Theia、 麗亞、 Themis、 Mnemosyne、 Phoebe 和 Tethys) 。有其它子孫: Cyclopes, (誰以"一個eyed 巨人著名" 被命名了Brontes 、Steropes 和Arges 和是更晚), 和並且三個妖怪以 Hecatonchires 著名, 每個有一百隻手和五十個頭。他們的名字是Briareus, Cottus 和Gyes 。天王星其它子孫和Gaia 是 Erinyes, 是處罰的精神和復仇女神。Erinyes 報復了完成對家庭的錯誤, 特別是謀殺在家庭心頭。在天王星被刪改了之後, 他的血液落對地球(Gaia) 並且設想了巨人。這些是怪異出現和有巨大力量。Similiarly, 在一些版本Aphrodite 應該從泡沫上升了由天王星性器官創造在他們被投擲了入海由他的兒子 Cronus之後。
天王星是嚇呆由他的子孫視域, Cyclopes 和Hecatoncheires 。(在一個不同的版本天王星被嚇唬了他們的巨大力量和事實他們能容易地廢除他) 。他掩藏了他們在 Tartarus (地球的腸) 裡面Gaia, 導致她強烈的痛苦。難受變得很偉大, 她要求她的最小的兒子, Cronus, 刪改他的父親, 因為這會停止他的生育力和會結束對更加怪異的子孫。完成這個行為Gaia 做了一把堅定的鐮刀, 她給Cronus 。那夜天王星來放置與Gaia 。並且因為天空神緊密畫了, Cronus 被觸擊與鐮刀和切除天王星的陰部。從下跌從開放創傷的血液是出生若蟲和巨人, 和當Cronus 投擲了被切斷的陰部入海白色泡沫出現。從這泡沫 Aphrodite 愛神和慾望出生。
一個輕微地不同的版本告訴天王星是很浩大的, 他能蓋大地(Gaia) 並且容易地利用她的多產, 僅Gaia 疲倦於她茂盛的生育力和乞求她的兒子釋放她從過份擁抱天王星。所有拒絕了除了Cronus 。用鐮刀武裝他刪改了天王星, 並且下跌從切斷的血液誕生了Erinyes (憤怒), 巨人和Meliae (manna 灰樹的若蟲) 。並且當Cronus 投擲了鐮刀入海Corfu 海島, Phaeacians 的家, 出現了) 。
在天王星(之後天空) 被閹割了, 天空被分離從Gaia (地球) 並且Cronus 適合神的國王。以後, Zeus (Cronus 的兒子) 廢除了他的父親和適合希臘萬神殿的至尊神。
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the Greeks believe that the universe(Chaos) created the gods,before their were Olympians
Mother Earth(Gaea)&Father Heaven( Ouranus/Uranus) had been formed,they were the first parents. the Titans were their children; and the Olympians were their grandchildren...
以上是Mythology對Ouranus小小的簡介 由於整個希臘故事是以第3代神朝(Olympians)為主軸 所以對他的描述相當少..
希臘人相信神是由宇宙(Chaos)創造的 一開始Gaea(地母)形成 產下了Ouranus(地父)並成為夫妻 它們共產下3胎 分別為the hundreed-handed monsters, the Cyclopes
和the Titans 但Ouranus都嫌他們醜所以在他們出生時就把他們丟到地牢裡
在the Titans被丟進地牢後 Gaea終於忍不住了 便詢問他們誰願意出來推翻爸爸,此時 the Titans之一的Cronus挺身而出在媽媽Gaea的幫助下襲擊爸爸 在Cronus砍殺
Ouranus時 從Ouranus的血中產生了the Giants(巨人族)和theFuries(復仇女神族)! 相傳美麗與愛的象徵--愛神Venus 在同時從Ouranus的陰莖中誕生( "foam-risen" Aphrodite )
於是Cronus順利推翻了爸爸 成立了第2代王朝--the Titans...參考資料： Mythology