Ouranos (or Uranus, as the Romans knew him) was the Greek sky god. He was a Protogenoi, one of the earliest gods. His consort was Gaia, who was usually either his sister or mother. He was father to the Titans . He ruled the gods until he was overthrown by five of his sons, Cronus , Hyperion , Iapetus , Coeus and Crius. Gaia conspired with them to overthrow Ouranos because he cast their (his and Gaia's) children, the Cyclopes and the Hekatonchieres into Tartarus. When he died he cursed his son and usurper, Cronus, to be overthrown by his own children (Ouranos' grandchildren), who became six out of theTwelve Olympians.
His Roman counterpart was Caelus.
In Popular Culture
- Ouranus makes a cameo in the graphic novel Immortals: Gods and Heroes. In the story, he is killed by his power-hungry son; Kronos.
- Ouranus appears as Uranos in the original Kid Icarus video game. In the game he is sided with Medusa in her quest to overthrow Palutena.
- Uranus' name for decades has been subject to mockery due to its being a homophone of "your anus".
| Preceded by:|
| King of the Greek Gods|
| Succeeded by|
(Contested with Ophion)
|Parents||Ouranos • Gaia|
|Elder Titans||Coeus • Crius • Cronus • Hyperion • Iapetus • Oceanus|
|Elder Titanesses||Dione • Mnemosyne • Phoebe • Theia • Rhea • Themis • Tethys|
|Coeonides||Asteria • Leto|
|Crionides||Astraeus • Pallas • Perses|
|Hyperionides||Eos • Helios • Selene|
|Iapetonides||Atlas • Epimetheus • Menoetius • Prometheus|
|Oceanides||Potamoi • Rhode • Styx|
|Others||Anemoi • Astra Planeta • Cratos • Eurynome • Hecate • Lelantos • Melisseus • Metis • Nike • Ophion|
|Topics||Overthrowing of Ouranus • Titanomachy|
|Khaos • Gaia • Ouranos • Tartarus • Hydros • Thesis • Chronos • Ananke • Nyx • Erebus • Aether • Hemera • Pontus • Thalassa • Phanes • Phusis|