Friday, 6 September 2013


Gaea first bare starry Ouranos (Heaven), equal to herself, to cover her on every side, and to be an ever-sure abiding-place for the blessed gods... But afterwards she (Gaea) lay with Ouranos.

Uranus or Ouranus an ancient Greek personification of Heaven. When Gaea emerged from Chaos, she produce Uranus, the mountains and the sea. Her subsequent union with Uranus produced the 12 Titans, the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires.

Uranus despised his offspring and hid them in Gaea's body. In response to her appeal for vengeance, Cronus castrated Uranus. From the drops of blood that fell on Earth were born the Furies, the Gaints and the ash-tree Nymphs called Meliai. His severed genitals on the sea, producing a white foam from which sprand Aphrodite. Uranus also consorted with Clymene, Hemera, Hestia and Nyx.


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