Urania

   From Greek mythology, one of the Muses. Like The Graces, they are gifted in song and dance, and bring great pleasure to anyone they favor. They are Clio the muse of history, Urania of astronomy, Melpomene of tragedy, Thalia of comedy, Terpsichore of the dance, Calliope of epic poetry, Erato of love poetry, Polyhymnia of songs to the gods and Euterpe of lyric poetry. Their father is Zeus and Mnemosyne their mother. The Muses favor several mountains, namely, Helicon, Parnassus, Olympus and Pieris in Pieria, their birthplace.

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  • Urania — ? Urania Urania leilus …   Википедия

  • Urania — (Stich von Virgil Solis aus P. Ovidii Metamorphosis von 1562) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Urania — Urania, LA U.S. town in Louisiana Population (2000): 700 Housing Units (2000): 311 Land area (2000): 1.242133 sq. miles (3.217109 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010917 sq. miles (0.028276 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.253050 sq. miles (3.245385 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Urania, LA — U.S. town in Louisiana Population (2000): 700 Housing Units (2000): 311 Land area (2000): 1.242133 sq. miles (3.217109 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.010917 sq. miles (0.028276 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.253050 sq. miles (3.245385 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Uranĭa [1] — Uranĭa (gr., d.i. die Himmlische), 1) Beiname der Aphrodite als Göttin der edlen Liebe, im Gegensatz zur Pandemos, s. Aphrodite; 2) eine der neun Musen, die Vorsteherin der Astronomie, s. Muse i); 3) Asteroid, am 22. Juli 1854 im Sternbilde des… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • URANIA — una Musarum, Iovis et Mnemosynes filia, cui Astrologiae inventio tribuitur: Pingitur cum veste caerulea, stellis coronata, utraque manu ingentem globum tenens. Ovid. l. 5. Fast. v. 55. Excipit Uranie, tenuêre silentia cuncti. Item Dea Punica, ab… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Urania — U*ra ni*a, n. [L., from Gr. ?, i. e., the Heavenly, fr. ? heavenly, fr. ? heaven.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Class. Myth.) One of the nine Muses, daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and patron of astronomy. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Urânia — is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population in 2004 was 8,865 and the area is 209.96 km². The elevation is 458 m …   Wikipedia

  • Urania — Urania, Lagodi U., so v.w. Jezero …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Uranĭa [2] — Uranĭa, 1) (Pagen), Gattung aus der Familie Tagfalter; Hinterfüße mit Dornen, Fühlhörner am Ende etwas gebogen u. dünner, das zweite Glied der untern Taster zusammengedrückt, das letzte dünn, walzig u. fast kahl; Art: Leilus (U. leilus), Flügel… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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