Ouranos, or Uranus, is known as the first ruler of the universe. He was the child of Gaia, who would eventually become his queen.Uranus had intercourse with his mother Gaia and had by her the Hecatoncheires, the Cyclopes, and Titans. But he, they say, hating his offspring, hid some or many of them away in a secret place on earth, or as some say, cast them into the depths of the planet known as Tartarus. Gaia would persuade her youngest son, Cronos, to castrate Uranus with a sickle with jagged teeth. So when Uranus went to lay with his wife, Cronos ambushed him, chopped of his genitals, and threw them into the sea, giving birth to many creatures and dieties. Uranus his rarly mentioned after Cronos took over, but he is mentioned giving advise to Rhea about how to hide Zeus, and he also gave advise to Zeus soon after he had been married to his first wife, Metis.
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