One of the Muses, a daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne.1 The ancient bard Linus is called her son by Apollo,2 and Hymenaeus also is said to have been a son of Urania.3 She was regarded, as her name indicates, as the Muse of Astronomy.


Urania was represented with a celestial globe to which she points with a little staff.4 Her eyes are raised towards the sky.



  1. Hesiod. Theogony, 78; Ovid. Fasti v, 55.
  2. Hyginus. Fabulae, 161.
  3. Catullus, lxi, 2.
  4. Hirt, A. (1805). Bilderbuch für Mythologie p. 210.


  • Aken, Dr. A.R.A. van. (1961). Elseviers Mythologische Encyclopedie. Amsterdam: Elsevier.