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yeah, Uranus... forget the joke :D (i know you gonna throw it ! XD)
A pic done the last year for Fenix TCG, hope you like it :)

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Uranus (play /ˈjʊərənəs/ or /jʊˈreɪnəs/) (Ancient Greek Οὐρανός, Ouranos meaning "sky"), was the primal Greek god personifying the sky. In Ancient Greek literature, according to Hesiod in his Theogony, Uranus or Father Sky was the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth. Uranus and Gaia were ancestors of most of the Greek gods, but no cult addressed directly to Uranus survived into Classical times.Uranus 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.

In the Olympian creation myth, Uranus came every night to cover the earth and mate with Gaia, but he hated the children she bore him. 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.

Uranus 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 Uranus. 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.

For this fearful deed, Uranus called his sons Titanes Theoi, or "Straining Gods."

From the blood that spilled from Uranus onto the Earth came forth the Gigantes, the Erinyes (the avenging Furies), the Meliae (the ash-tree nymphs), and, according to some, the Telchines.

From the genitals in the sea came forth Aphrodite. The learned Alexandrian poet Callimachus reported that the bloodied sickle had been buried in the earth at Zancle in Sicily, but the Romanized Greek traveller Pausanias was informed that the sickle had been thrown into the sea from the cape near Bolina, not far from Argyra on the coast of Achaea, whereas the historian Timaeus located the sickle at Corcyra; Corcyrans claimed to be descendants of the wholly legendary Phaeacia visited by Odysseus, and by circa 500 BCE one Greek mythographer, Acusilaus, was claiming that the Phaeacians had sprung from the very blood of Uranus' castration.

After Uranus was deposed, Cronus re-imprisoned the Hecatonchires and Cyclopes in Tartarus. Uranus 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.

These ancient myths of distant origins were not expressed in cults among the Hellenes. The function of Uranus was as the vanquished god of an elder time, before real time began.

After his castration, the Sky came no more to cover the Earth at night, but held to its place, and "the original begetting came to an end" (Kerényi). Uranus was scarcely regarded as anthropomorphic, aside from the genitalia in the castration myth. He was simply the sky, which was conceived by the ancients as an overarching dome or roof of bronze, held in place (or turned on an axis) by the Titan Atlas. In formulaic expressions in the Homeric poems ouranos is sometimes an alternative to Olympus as the collective home of the gods; an obvious occurrence would be the moment at the end of Iliad I, when Thetis rises from the sea to plead with Zeus: "and early in the morning she rose up to greet Ouranos-and-Olympus and she found the son of Kronos ..."

William Sale remarks that "... 'Olympus' is almost always used of [the home of the Olympian gods], but ouranos often refers to the natural sky above us without any suggestion that the gods, collectively live there,". Sale concluded that the earlier seat of the gods was the actual Mount Olympus, from which the epic tradition by the time of Homer had transported them to the sky, ouranos. By the sixth century, when a "heavenly Aphrodite" (Urania) was to be distinguished from the "common Aphrodite of the people", ouranos signifies purely the celestial sphere itself.
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The-Lake-of-Fire's avatar
He looks pissed. Probably because of all the jokes surrounding his unfortunate name.

He's probably all like "Next person to crack a joke about my name is going to be VERY sorry!"
another110's avatar

LOL I like to imagine that!

VicLiang's avatar
this is a badass grandfather who was defeated by his cannibalism son.
Shadowgear2's avatar
I like to look at this pic of Uranus.
Joel-Cevallos's avatar
Damn shame what happened to him although truth be told I don’t feel that considering what he did to Gaea 
Shadowgear2's avatar
Dude, I... It was a joke. Because his name is "Uranus".

Did- Did you not go through 5th grade?
Joel-Cevallos's avatar
Bro I know that I was talking about what happened to his Testicals
goomyiscute777's avatar
Nice drawing! Too bad he'll only be remembered as the BUTT of many jokes!
I'M NOT SORRY.
Mira-Ju's avatar
Genitals in the sea and Uranus hahahaah i like it 
MrCapadochio's avatar

From Futurama:
Professor Hubert Farnswort
: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronomers renamed Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all.

Fry: Oh. What's it called now?

Professor Hubert Farnswort: Urrectum.
Fujuzakinc's avatar
He kinda looks like professor chaos from south park.
Imdraproc's avatar
This is one of my favorite pieces of art on this site.
In most cases, I'd prefer to picture the Protogenoi more like elemental beings rather than as anthropomorphic entities, to better reflect their primal nature, but this depiction of Uranus works fantastically because of how well you've succeeded in picturing the sheer immensity of such a god.

Or, in short: It feels like I'm looking on him from far down below, while he towers into the sky itself (well, he

is the sky itself, but you know what I mean). The zodiac in the background helps reinforce his immensity.
Awesomeness in Greek form!

Have you heard of a game named Exalted, by any chance?

michaelchernoff's avatar
Figure and face resemble Araki's style on JoJo manga series.
Trolmaster's avatar
Uranus in part 9 confirmed
Astrologeye's avatar
Love the futuristic style and the zodiac in the back!
Universaldramon's avatar
He looks like he came out of Saint Seiya...
eel227's avatar
NO THAT'S URANUS SHUT UP
Shellsock's avatar
So that's Uranus
Masakami's avatar
God of Sky. Nice work.
TheGargarean's avatar
superb! greetings from Chile!
DJHiryu508's avatar
Uranus is huge!
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