Sailor Uranus Picture

Sailor Uranus - Haruka Tenoh

Uranus (pronounced /ˈjʊərənəs/, /jʊˈreɪnəs/) is the Latinized form of Ouranos (Οὐρανός), the Greek word for sky (a cognate of the English word air). His equivalent in Roman mythology was Caelus, likewise from caelum the Latin word for "sky". In Greek mythology, Uranus, or Father Sky, is personified as the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth (Hesiod, Theogony). Uranus and Gaia were ancestors of most of the Greek gods, but no cult addressed directly to Uranus survived into Classical times,[2] and 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.[3]

Most Greeks considered Uranus to be primordial (protogenos), and gave him no parentage, but rather being conceived from Chaos, the primal form of the universe, though in Theogony, Hesiod claims him to be the offspring of Gaia. Under the influence of the philosophers, Cicero, in De Natura Deorum ("Concerning the Nature of the Gods"), claims that he was the offspring of the ancient gods Aether and Hemera, Air and Day. According to the Orphic Hymns, Uranus was the son of the personification of night, Nyx.

Astrological Beliefs
Uranus symbolizes unpredictable change, intuition, genius, individualism, independence, freedom, social reform, rebels, inventions, electricity, and the joining of the personal to the collective consciousness and the group mind. In the physical body it rules electrical nerve impulses
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