What is Urania?

  • (noun): (Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy.
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Urania ( /jʊˈreɪniə/; Greek: Οὐρανία; which stems from the Greek word for 'heavenly' or 'of heaven') was, in Greek mythology, the muse of astronomy. Some accounts list her as the mother of the musician Linus. She is usually depicted with a globe in her left hand. She is able to foretell the future by the arrangement of the stars. She is often associated with Universal Love and the Holy Spirit. Eldest of the divine sisters, Urania inherited Zeus' majesty and power and the beauty and grace of her mother Mnemosyne.

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Cosmographia (Bernard Silvestris) - Synopsis - Microcosmus
... For this it is necessary that Natura seek out Urania (the celestial principle) and Physis (the material principle) ... He greets Natura and points out Urania, whose brightness dazzles Natura. 4 (verse) Urania agrees to descend to Earth and collaborate in the creation of man ...
Temple Of Aphrodite Urania
... The Temple of Aphrodite Urania (Greek"Αφροδίτη Ουρανία") is a temple located north-west of the Ancient Agora of Athens and dedicated to the Greek goddess Aphrodite under her epithet Urania ...
Muses In Popular Culture - Urania
... Urania is the name of a long-running Italian science fiction magazine ... Urania appears as a character (among other gods and mythic figures) in a comic drawn by Larry Gonick for the children's science magazine Muse ...
Aphrodite Urania
... Aphrodite Urania (Ancient Greek Οὐρανία) was an epithet of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, signifying "heavenly" or "spiritual", to distinguish her ... Aphrodite Urania was represented in Greek art with a swan, a tortoise or a globe ...
Urania - Symbol Usage
... Her name has been used to name astronomical observatories such as the Urania in Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Vienna, Zurich, Antwerp and Uraniborg on the island of Hven ... Naval Observatory portrays Urania ... There is a Urania Street in New Orleans, between Polymnia ("Polyhymnia") and Felicity Streets ...

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  • (noun): Goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite.
    Synonyms: Venus