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- 1 Comments
- 2 Roman gods eqivalent?
- 3 Requested move
- 4 Ouranus and oros
- 5 Age of Mythology
- 6 Note
- 7 Balls? Members?
- 8 Additions
- 9 Subtractions
- 10 Greek god Uranus
- 11 Why obsidian sickle
- 12 Ultimate fate of Uranus
- 13 Etymology
- 14 Vetting the new etymologies
- 15 Kronos
- 16 Corrections, comments and suggestions
- 17 Roman Equivalent wrong
- 18 many eyes
- 19 Elemental Earth, Sky and Styx might be joined, however, in a solemn invocation in Homeric epic.
- 20 Varuṇa
It was requested that this article be renamed but there was no consensus for it to be moved.
Originally this page said that Uranus later went to Italy, or wandered off alone. I took this out because I think this is a confusion between Uranus and Cronus.
Roman gods eqivalent?
uruanus went to be the god of another planet in which he named uranus ....go figure
Ouranos is the proper Greek name, and Uranus is the Romanized version. Furthermore, the article uses Ouranos in the body.
- Add *Support or *Oppose followed by an optional one sentence explanation, then sign your vote with ~~~~
- Oppose. There's nothing improper about the Latinate name and it's much more common in modern English use. Quintusdecimus 21:08, 14 October 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose — Uranus is more common and used in scholarly works; Ouranos seems rather pedantic. --Gareth Hughes 21:32, 14 October 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose — Stick with the name which appears most commonly in English-language use. CDThieme 02:34, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
- Support - Support more pedantic over more common. - Haukur Þorgeirsson 13:01, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose. This move would be the equivalent of keeping Confucius under Kongfuzi, which we don't. / Peter Isotalo 14:02, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose. In general I support the use of names that match correct usage, but unfortunately that's not the path that Wkipedia has chosen. Common usage is paramount. Noisy | Talk 18:32, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose Many exquisitely "proper" spellings have a pretentious air in English that non-natives don't perceive. --Wetman 23:22, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose Uranus is common English - hence the planet. --Henrygb 02:05, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose I would vote against the more common name if it was incorrect, but there's nothing wrong with Uranus. —Michael Z. 2005-10-17 17:49 Z
- Oppose. Common English name, where does nom think the planet gets its name. – Axman (☏) 05:48, 23 October 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose for reasons given above. Jonathunder 06:26, 24 October 2005 (UTC)
- Oppose The first written description as a mythological entity comes from Hesiodos' scribes. So I believe that the Greek spelling would be more appropriate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:17, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
- Support - There are different pages for Herakles and Hercules, (with the later being the Latinized equivalent), even though Hercules is the more well known. So why should this be any different? Why should you use the Roman name of a god that the Romans just copied from the Greeks?126.96.36.199 (talk) 02:46, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Ouranus and oros
"Another possibility is that the name comes from the Greek word for mountain: oros": No. This is in error. --Wetman 00:09, 16 October 2005 (UTC)
Age of Mythology
Uranus, appears in the computer game expansion pack, Age of Mythology: The Titans. Only in the game he is called Oranos, and is a major God of the Atlanteans. This may be a small bit of information about the god, but could be included, however I'm not sure if its important enough therefore it shouldn't be included. I don't know.
Uranus and Gaia's first children were the Titans. Then the Cyclopes, then the hundred-armed giants. In that order according to most professional mythology books.
casting the severed Balls into the sea. Souldn't it be testicles or maybe something ' that belongs in an encyclopedia? I'll edit it.--Kookoo275 04:31, 1 June 2006 (UTC)
Agreed. I don't think "members" is quite right, either. Changing to the more anatomical "genitalia." 188.8.131.52 17:48, 4 October 2006 (UTC)Brenda
(Regardless it will be moved or not).
- The Greek rendering please.--Connection 11:06, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
- "Another variation of the story is that Uranus' mass smothered Gaia, and in desperation she created the scythe or sickle to have Cronus castrate his father." Can anyone find the version of the myth in which it is the weight of Ouranos that oppresses Gaia? Meanwhile, this is repetitive and merely distracting. This is so true
also a gas pLANET
Greek god Uranus
uranus didn't like his children so he hide them in side of gaea the earth in an underground place called the tartarus. the tatarus was an underground place or like hell and darkness. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:25, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Why obsidian sickle
The article conjectures that flint sickles "may have survived latest in ritual contexts where metal was taboo, but the detail, which was retained by classical Greeks, suggests the antiquity of the mytheme". However, obsidian blades are still used today in surgery because their cuttng edges are much finer and smoother than those of any metal blade. While flint may not be as good as obsidian, the way it fractures suggests that a flint sickle may have been sharper than any bronze razor, and thus may have been preferred for surgical procedures like castration, even in the Bronze Age. All the best, --Jorge Stolfi (talk) 18:53, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Ultimate fate of Uranus
I'm really curious what happened to this chap.. I mean as the prima God, he is the ultimate first cause in Greek Mythology and nothing on this wiki page speaks of his role after the castration. Does he fight in the war of the Olympians and Titans -- one would expect that if he was alive to seek vengeance against Cronus for slashing his gonads. Evan Carroll (talk) 19:19, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
In the article is written that Uranos is propably derived from the PIE root *wers=To moisten,to dry.In the Online etymology lexicon is written that Neptunus(Poseidon) is derived from PIE *(e)nebth=moist.How these two can be connected?Axosman (talk) 09:51, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
- Ouranos comes every night to cover the earth and mate with her.Propably the name is connected with the PIE root *wer=to cover (Sanskr. "vatah",O.Persian."varaka").It must be examined if the PIE root *ano Online Etymology Dictionary is connected with the name(Gk."άνω",Εngl."on,up").Comp. Avestan "hvar" (light,heavens).
- Axosman (talk) 09:51, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
Vetting the new etymologies
Corrections, comments and suggestions
1. I took the second half of the introduction and made a section called "Genealogy". Since many versions exist on how Uranus was born, I think it's worth to dedicate a section to the topic.
2. The abbreviation "Sanskr." clearly means Sanskrit. Is there a better way to abbreviate the word? That abbreviation is not nice.
3. I used the spelling Váruṇa for all the occurrences of Varuna in the text for consistency. However, I see that the article on the god has the spelling Varuna. Please fix as needed.
4. "Such sickles may have survived latest in ritual contexts where metal was taboo".
Why were metals taboo? What's the source for this point?
- This paragraph is speculative at best but I believe it should survive for now, at least in the case of iron which is a taboo metal in many cultures. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_in_folklore/)
- "The taboo on iron dates from the beginning of the Iron Age when religious conservatism forbade the use of the strange new material in place of the usual bronze." Chpt. 3, section: "Iron and Bronze", TABOO, MAGIC, SPIRITS: A STUDY OF PRIMITIVE ELEMENTS IN ROMAN RELIGION, BY ELI EDWARD BURRISS,(http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/tms/index.htm) 220.127.116.11 (talk) 07:58, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
5. I moved Vasari's fresco from left to right.
6. I changed the "Consorts and children" list from 2 columns to 1. The titans were split in two columns and it didn't look too good.
7. The genealogical tree at the end of the article is messy. If Zeus is son of Chronus and Hera why is he not listed under them? I think that tree is incorrect and misleading. Memphis marries Epaphus? Is that correct? I think it's a horrible way to do a tree (I do genealogical trees so I know something about making them).
8. This article lists five Giants: Alcyoneus, Athos, Clytias, Enceladus and Echion. The article on Giants (mythology) mentions Alcyoneus, Damysos, Ephialtes, Leon, Peloreus, Porphyrion, Theodamas and many others. Did Uranus have 5 or more Giants? I count at least 19 Giants.
- The abbreviation Skt. is, I believe, the one most often used. Sutimere (talk) 22:28, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Roman Equivalent wrong
Second line, "His equivalent in Roman mythology was Saturn." is incorrect. Saturn is the Roman analog to Cronus, Uranus' son. The Roman equivalent of Uranus would most probably be Caelus, and if not, we should at least remove the Cronus =/= Uranus error. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:36, 8 July 2012 (UTC)
The egyptian god corresponding to Ouranos is Os-iris which according to aristotle means "many eyes". (cf Hekatonkheires)
This is very similar to Er-os from which we probably get Our-an-os or Ir-on-os with the "on" indicating intensification.
In Hebrew the word for eye is "Rhayin" which can also mean "fountain" hence the connection with water and possibly rain.
Elemental Earth, Sky and Styx might be joined, however, in a solemn invocation in Homeric epic.
And, in plain English, that means what?
Why is Varuṇa consistently spelled with an acute on the a: Váruṇa? This is not a standard transcription of the name वरुण using the IAST standard for example. Jayarava (talk) 08:27, 26 April 2014 (UTC)