Title: Uranus was god of the sky and Gaia was goddess of the earth
Greek name: Uranus and Gaia are Greek names
Solar system: planet Uranus
English word: Uranium
Uranus was a shadowly figure right at the start of time. He came before Saturn, who came before Jupiter. He was not worshipped by the Romans, so there is no picture of him.
Uranus was the sky, and his wife Gaia was the earth. They had many children, including giants. They had a violent argument and split up. Ever since the earth and sky have been apart.
Uranium is a radio-active metal used for nuclear power. It was called after the planet Uranus, as it was discovered about the same time.
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