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Uranus by GENZOMAN Uranus by GENZOMAN
yeah, Uranus... forget the joke :D (i know you gonna throw it ! XD)
A pic done the last year for Fenix TCG, hope you like it :)

PSCS3/bamboo/6-7 hours/music:Jean Michel Jarre - Magnetic Fields I


Uranus (play /ˈjʊərənəs/ or /jʊˈreɪnəs/) (Ancient Greek Οὐρανός, Ouranos meaning "sky"), was the primal Greek god personifying the sky. In Ancient Greek literature, according to Hesiod in his Theogony, Uranus or Father Sky was the son and husband of Gaia, Mother Earth. Uranus and Gaia were ancestors of most of the Greek gods, but no cult addressed directly to Uranus survived into Classical times.Uranus does not appear among the usual themes of Greek painted pottery. Elemental Earth, Sky and Styx might be joined, however, in a solemn invocation in Homeric epic.

In the Olympian creation myth, Uranus came every night to cover the earth and mate with Gaia, but he hated the children she bore him. Hesiod named their first six sons and six daughters the Titans, the three one-hundred-armed giants the Hecatonchires, and the one-eyed giants the Cyclopes.

Uranus imprisoned Gaia's youngest children in Tartarus, deep within Earth, where they caused pain to Gaia. She shaped a great flint-bladed sickle and asked her sons to castrate Uranus. Only Cronus, youngest and most ambitious of the Titans, was willing: he ambushed his father and castrated him, casting the severed testicles into the sea.

For this fearful deed, Uranus called his sons Titanes Theoi, or "Straining Gods."

From the blood that spilled from Uranus onto the Earth came forth the Gigantes, the Erinyes (the avenging Furies), the Meliae (the ash-tree nymphs), and, according to some, the Telchines.

From the genitals in the sea came forth Aphrodite. The learned Alexandrian poet Callimachus reported that the bloodied sickle had been buried in the earth at Zancle in Sicily, but the Romanized Greek traveller Pausanias was informed that the sickle had been thrown into the sea from the cape near Bolina, not far from Argyra on the coast of Achaea, whereas the historian Timaeus located the sickle at Corcyra; Corcyrans claimed to be descendants of the wholly legendary Phaeacia visited by Odysseus, and by circa 500 BCE one Greek mythographer, Acusilaus, was claiming that the Phaeacians had sprung from the very blood of Uranus' castration.

After Uranus was deposed, Cronus re-imprisoned the Hecatonchires and Cyclopes in Tartarus. Uranus and Gaia then prophesied that Cronus in turn was destined to be overthrown by his own son, and so the Titan attempted to avoid this fate by devouring his young. Zeus, through deception by his mother Rhea, avoided this fate.

These ancient myths of distant origins were not expressed in cults among the Hellenes. The function of Uranus was as the vanquished god of an elder time, before real time began.

After his castration, the Sky came no more to cover the Earth at night, but held to its place, and "the original begetting came to an end" (Kerényi). Uranus was scarcely regarded as anthropomorphic, aside from the genitalia in the castration myth. He was simply the sky, which was conceived by the ancients as an overarching dome or roof of bronze, held in place (or turned on an axis) by the Titan Atlas. In formulaic expressions in the Homeric poems ouranos is sometimes an alternative to Olympus as the collective home of the gods; an obvious occurrence would be the moment at the end of Iliad I, when Thetis rises from the sea to plead with Zeus: "and early in the morning she rose up to greet Ouranos-and-Olympus and she found the son of Kronos ..."

William Sale remarks that "... 'Olympus' is almost always used of [the home of the Olympian gods], but ouranos often refers to the natural sky above us without any suggestion that the gods, collectively live there,". Sale concluded that the earlier seat of the gods was the actual Mount Olympus, from which the epic tradition by the time of Homer had transported them to the sky, ouranos. By the sixth century, when a "heavenly Aphrodite" (Urania) was to be distinguished from the "common Aphrodite of the people", ouranos signifies purely the celestial sphere itself.
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Imdraproc Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
This is one of my favorite pieces of art on this site.
In most cases, I'd prefer to picture the Protogenoi more like elemental beings rather than as anthropomorphic entities, to better reflect their primal nature, but this depiction of Uranus works fantastically because of how well you've succeeded in picturing the sheer immensity of such a god.

Or, in short: It feels like I'm looking on him from far down below, while he towers into the sky itself (well, he

is the sky itself, but you know what I mean). The zodiac in the background helps reinforce his immensity.
Awesomeness in Greek form!

Have you heard of a game named Exalted, by any chance?

michaelchernoff Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Figure and face resemble Araki's style on JoJo manga series.
Astrologeye Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Love the futuristic style and the zodiac in the back!
Universaldramon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
He looks like he came out of Saint Seiya...
eel227 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student Photographer
Shellsock Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
So that's Uranus
Masakami Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
God of Sky. Nice work.
TheGargarean Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb! greetings from Chile!
DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Uranus is huge!
Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AWSOME! You know to about the primal Greek gods.
FreedomSoull Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never would have envisioned him like this! This is awesome <3
brander103 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang, Uranus is huge! XD
SammyW28 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
"Go ahead. Make of fun of the planet named for me again. I  dare you, mother*BLEEP*!"  Evil grin 
Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Epic and powerful!


Tumblr blog

AlexanderRuvel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Genzoman dibujas la raja!! XD
eeveelover37 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i couldnt stop laughing at the jokes.
cancerberus97 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
una sugerencia: deberias pintarlo mas viejo y mas psicotico. digo, se comió a sus hijos.

la tecnica sigue siendo impecable.
MetaShinryu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cronus fue el que se comio a sus hijos, que no?…
yueokinawa Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks to you, I can learn so many things. xD~~ You ROCK!!! 
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Hm. Unusual choice for the hair style, but it totally works. 

My favorite bits are all the shiny blue stuff, and the scowl. "No, Gaia, just stuff them back wherever they came from!"
ArcaneUnit Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
FrostKnight1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
FrostKnight1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you drew my anus? D'fuck?!
yefta03 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Prepare Uranus :iconifyouknowplz:
Fredderic96 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I love the horoscope and the galaxy as the background. So majestic not to mention he himself looks badass. Kudos for you Genzoman and all of your art. 
DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
skyking96 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exsalent interpretation of Uranus and I espeshily love the background.Clap 
by-golly Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I love how there's a slightly see-through quality to his lower body (take a look if anyone didn't notice, you can see right through his cloak to the stars behind it) :D
historianGirl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, very beautiful.
takamodraws Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Ur Anus xD
jessesbv Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
I can't even imagine someone daring to tell him that joke to his face! ( I know I wouldn't! )
johnny44speedy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
why do some of these really cool arts get so many dislikes? it because of some TCG they are part of?
sobriegne-the-sage Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
i am looking at uranus and it is awsom
geno1312 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
I call him by his Greek name, Ouranos
wnter06 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
wow this best art!!
xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Artist
o dats cool
APRP Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
i kind of have a crush on ur uranus deviant... hearing the story gave me chills after the incest, and the lusty story and the birth of aphrodite and monster I discustingly want to see him naked ahahahaha!!! i love our other artwork just get me sored eye when reading... above all i really like how you draw this guy... really suit the methology
MMartiins Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Genial!! Eu gosto muito de tudo o que for relacionado a mitologia, principalmente grega... Ver Uranus em seus traços é realmente incrível!!!
heavily Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Your anus
DarkRexx17 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*In Science Class, we start talking about the planets*
My Friend: "...Prepare Uranus"
Me: *Shows this picture on my phone* "Already did"

Thanks for the picture and unknowingly helping me, my friends and I started laughing in science after the picture. And awesome picture.
onlooker89 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I will forever feel bad for this god simply because his name is Uranus...
angellique222 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
His son did WHAT?!?! oh god i will never look at greek mythology the same way....
JimmyHall24 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
LOL think of all the incest in greek mythology though. Think. Apollo a son of Zeus. Ares is a son of zeus aswell but by his sister Hera where Apollo's mom was Leto. So Apollo and Ares are half brothers and cousins. SCondering Hera is Apollo's Aunt
avdsouza Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
angellique222 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know but his testicles?! A little savage dont you think?! lol Thats just my opinion
avdsouza Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
OK :)
Tropiccitrus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I'm doing a school project, and I'd like to use this work of art if that's okay with you, and I'll also need some information to cite this! What would you like to be called and is this in a private collection or is it produced as a print?
monokaku Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Solartez Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Increible trabajo!

Awesome job!
Baldur30 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Good Job!!
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