|“||If by killing you and become a villain, I could save mother and all of my siblings from you, then I would gladly become the greatest villain our pantheon ever had. I would gladly be the scapegoat just to see their happy smile. Now. Goodbye father.||„|
He is the son and husband of Gaia, the Primordial Goddess of the Earth and the Land, both of which the Roman referred to as pater and mater (father and mother). His children were the Titans, Hecatonchires, the Elder Cyclopes and the gods Janus and Aphrodite.
In the Olympian creation myth, Ouranos came every night to cover the earth and mate with Gaia, producing some of the most powerful offspring of any union between primordials. Hesiod named their first six sons and six daughters the Titans, the three one-hundred-armed giants the Hekatonkheir, and the one-eyed giants the Cyclopes.
Uranus had been represented as a tall god, with an athletic body, fair skin, and hair along with his beards of the same color. Regarding his clothing, he covered his body with a long Greek tunic with a thick fur collar fastened under a set of tight leather belts that completely enveloped his abdomen, wore a war helmet on his head with a design close to the human countenance and booties. combat. On his forearms, he wore iron and leather gauntlets with hairy nipples. Uranus also appeared to wear a large asymmetrical beaded necklace with jewelry on his tunic and other body parts, such as his abdomen and wrists, as well as other accessories on his fingers, among other details.
Uranus is defined as a tyrannical and arrogant deity who loved only himself as well as recognizing no god other than himself, even being hungry for power. He was also a selfish and cruel being, whose fierce temperament, due to his supreme power, made none of the other great gods dare to challenge him. The god was also said to be spiteful and hateful.
He was also a terrible father and did not care for his children. He threw the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes to Tartarus merely because he saw them as inferior to him. Likewise, he completely ignored the Titans. Although he loved Gaia, Uranus was a terrible husband, not caring about her feelings when he got rid of his first children. It was this cruel nature towards the family itself that sealed its destiny. Ironically, his son Cronos would eventually inherit his infamous cruelty and arrogance, mainly because he saw himself as the only supreme god in the rulership of the multiverse.
Powers and Abilities
Like all Primordials, Ouranos was created by Khaos in order fight God and Azathoth but the precursor-deities were not considered a threat during the early days of the Universe. Ouranos and the other primordials were spared by God, who allowed them to reside over the Earth. Ouranos or Father Sky was also the son and consort of Gaia, Mother Earth. Ouranos came every night to cover the earth and mate with Gaia, but he hated the children she bore him. He later got married to Gaia, their children were the Titans.
Ouranos imprisoned Gaia's youngest children in Tartarus, deep within Earth, where they caused pain to Gaia. She shaped a great flint-bladed sickle and asked her sons to castrate Ouranos. Only Cronus, youngest and most ambitious of the Titans, was willing: he ambushed his father and castrated him, casting the severed testicles into the sea. From the foam of Ouranos in the sea came forth Aphrodite. For this fearful deed, Ouranos called his sons Titanes Theoi, or "Straining Gods". From the blood that spilled from Ouranos onto the Earth came forth the Gigantes, the Erinyes (the avenging Furies), the Meliae (the ash-tree nymphs), and, according to some, the Telchines.
After Ouranos was deposed, Cronus re-imprisoned the Hekatonkheires and Cyclopes in Tartarus. Ouranos and Gaia then prophesied that Cronus in turn was destined to be overthrown by his own son, and so the Titan attempted to avoid this fate by devouring his young. Zeus, through deception by his mother Rhea, avoided this fate.
Myths and Legends
Ouranos and Gaia were ancestors of most of the Greek gods, but no cult addressed directly to Ouranos survived into classical times. Ouranos does not appear among the usual themes of Greek painted pottery. Elemental Earth, Sky and Styx might be joined, however, in a solemn invocation in Homeric epic.
Hesiod named their first six sons and six daughters the Titans, the three one-hundred-armed giants the Hecatonchires, and the one-eyed giants the Cyclopes.