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Uranus, Father Sky by ScorchedRaven Uranus, Father Sky by ScorchedRaven
Uranus, also known as Ouranos(sky), was the personification of the star filled 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.

His 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 families, especially murder within a family.

After Uranus had been castrated, his blood fell to earth (Gaia) and conceived the Giants. They were of monstrous appearance and had great strength.

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.

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.


--I used watercolor paint for the background, and White acrylic paint for the stars ^^
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WillSaitam Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
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rainbowrat25 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous! Love it! :D
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Tsuki-no-Rakuen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
soo pretty! I love what you did Huey and the story/mythology is a nice touch as well ^^~
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ScorchedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
thank you ^^ i didn't write the story though i copied it and edited it
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Tsuki-no-Rakuen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol xD
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ScorchedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
haha yeah lol
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Tsuki-no-Rakuen Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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Masasasaki Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Wow, this is so beautiful!! I love it!
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ScorchedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
thank you ^^ haha :aww:
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Masasasaki Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
You are welcome!!
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ScorchedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
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Aora-Li Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He's sexy! XD
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ScorchedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
thanks ^^
next i'll draw gaia, mother earth
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Aora-Li Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet, i can show you one that my old friend made of that one! ^^ The girl who drew the origianl MAD.
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ScorchedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
oh okay ^^
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Nocturnal-Romance Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009   General Artist
Watercolor can be annoying. ;p
Beautiful job<3
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ScorchedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
the hair was the annoying part >_< soo much hair...lol
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ScorchedRaven Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
thanks ^^
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