Uranus (Lat. Coelus), the heaven, in Greek mythology, was the progenitor of the whole line of Grecian gods. His first children were the Hecatonchires (Centimanes). Afterwards he begot, through Gäa, the Cyclops. These were imprisoned in Tartarus because of their great strength. This so moved their mother to anger that she incited her subsequently born children, the Titanes, against the father, who drove him from the throne of the earth, after Kronus (Saturnus), his younger son, had, with a diamond sickle, disqualified him for the-further production of children. The sea received the mutilated organs, which gave life to Venus. From the blood which was spilled there sprang the Giants, the Furies, and the Melian nymphs. See Smith, Dict. of Gr. and Rom. Biog. and Mythol. s.v.

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