Solar System Myths and Lore

Stories About Uranus

Ruler of the Sky

Uranus (YOOR uh nuhs) is the only planet called by the Greek name rather than a Roman god, however, the moons of the various planets are named from Greek mythology. There was no common myth to this Greek god of the sky who ruled over the day and night sky including the stars. He apparently could not bear the sight of his children, the Titans, the one-eyed Cyclopes (SI klo peesz) and those with 50 heads and 100 arms, and hid them deep in the Earth. Gaia didn't like that so she caused a rebellion against Uranus which left him maimed and powerless. Cronus, a Titan, became the ruler of the universe only to be deposed later by Zeus.

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