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Uranus, the First Ruler of the Universe

Last Update: 06 Apr 2021
Uranus

Uranus was the first ruler of the Universe, the father of the main Titans and the Sky god



Uranus, the first Ruler of the Universe



Uranus was the first ruler of the universe and the god of heaven. Uranus was created by Gaea to surround and cover her, but soon became her companion and together they produced the remaining twelve Titans, three Cyclopes and three Hecatoncheires- hundred handed creatures that Uranus detested


The Castration of Uranus



Fearing that his children would overthrow him, Uranus thrust his children one by one back into the womb of his wife Gaea. Each time this happened, Gaea suffered at the loss of the children and felt outraged at this injustice. Until one day she decided to put an unbreakable sickle in the hand of her son Cronus, the youngest but boldest of Gaea's children, and give him the job of castrating Uranus.

Cronus obeyed and hid in his parents' bed that night; thus he managed to castrate his father while he slept. The blood of Uranus then began to splash upon the earth, bringing forth Erinyes (Furies), Giants, and Melian Nymphs. Cronus then threw his father's genitals into the sea of Paphos in Cyprus, around which foam formed, slowly transforming into Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of Love.


The Downfall of Uranus



Soon after Cronus drove his father from power, he brought his brothers back from Tartarus and was crowned supreme ruler of the world.



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