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Origin of the name URANUS.
Etymology of the name URANUS.
Meaning of the baby name URANUS.


URANUS.  A Latin form of Greek Ouranos (q.v.), meaning "mountain raiser."  Also see Uranius and its feminine Urania.

URANUS (Οὐρανός), CŒLUS, or HEAVEN, sometimes called a son, and sometimes the husband of Gæa (Earth).  By Gæa Uranus became the father of Oceanus, Cœus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus, Thia, Rhia, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phœbe, Tethys, Cronus (Saturn); of the Cyclopes Brontes, Steropes, Arges; and of the Hecatoncheires Cottus, Briareus, and Gyes.  According to Cicero, Uranus also was the father of Mercury by Dia, and of Venus by Hemera.  Uranus hated his children, and immediately after their birth he confined them in Tartarus, in consequence of which he was unmanned and dethroned by Cronos (Saturn) at the instigation of Gæa (Terra).  Out of the drops of his blood sprang the Gigantes, the Melian nymphs, and, according to some, Silenus, and from the foam gathering around his limbs in the sea sprang Aphrodite (Venus). (A New Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography, Mythology, &c., Smith, 1895)


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