Uranus also goes by Ouranos. He is sometimes known as Father Heaven, or simply, The Sky. He was Gaia’s son and husband, as Gaia created Uranus to cover her all over, and to be as resting place, always secure, for all the blessed gods, and then she created hills and pontos. Gaia and Uranus had many offspring together.
Uranus is the father of Cronus, the twelve Titans, the Cyclops and the Hundred Handed. Now, Uranus hated his children, and felt threatened by them as well. He worried they would overrule him, so as soon as each Titan was born, he hid it within Gaia. She became stretched and strained as a result of this. She responded by making grey adamant, which is a mythical metal. The adamant was formed into a mighty saw-toothed sickle. Gaia then asked her sons to help her get revenge on Uranus for the pain and misery he had caused. Cronus stepped up.
Gaia gave Cronus the sickle. Cronus then hid, and when Uranus came close enough, Cronus attacked him and cut off Uranus’ genitals and threw them into the sea. The blood from the castration fell onto Gaia and she became pregnant. The result of this pregnancy was the birth of the Furies, the Giants and the Meliae. From the foam that gathered around the genitals in the sea, Aphrodite was born. Once Uranus was castrated, the Titans and the other children of Gaia and Uranus could emerge, and the creation of the world could proceed.