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Drawing by Rei Inamoto depicting the Roman god Uranus.
Rei Inamoto


Uranus personifies the starry sky in the evening. In the creation myth of the Greeks, Uranus came forth spontaneously from Earth (personified as the goddess Gaea). Gaea herself came spontaneously into being out of Chaos, which preceded all things.

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