Oranos was the Sky and the son of Gaea, the Earth. He did not have a father, but had two brothers, Pontus and Ourea. He became Gaea's mate and thus the ruler of the universe.

Oranos and Gaea had many children. They were the Titans, the Cyclopes, and the Hecatoncheires. Oranos was very proud of the Titans, but disgusted with the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires so he threw them into Tartarus which was the lowest place below the Earth.

Gaea hated that Oranos had imprisoned her children and decided to get rid of him. She made a sickle and gave it to the Titans to use against Oranos. The only Titan brave enough to use it was Kronos, the youngest.

Kronos snuck up on Oranos while he was with Gaea and castrated him. Where Oranos's blood fell, the Erinyes, Giants, and Ash Tree Nymphs sprang up. Oranos's testicles fell into the ocean and foams grouped around them. The foams became Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Oranos couldn't beat his son and fled, relinquishing his power over the universe.


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