Let Us Look At Uranus

Thelonious Cornpepper
5 min readJul 19, 2022

the sad tale of a planet and the god for whom it was named

The seventh planet from the sun is named for the Greek god of the sky: Uranus. That seems appropriate, since Uranus is indeed in the sky. And while you may go for months or even years without thinking about Uranus, the name and the planet actually have some interesting attributes, so for a moment please allow me to bend your ear and as well as anything else that may need to be bent so that we can take a look at Uranus.

First, the god. The god for whom Uranus was named had a rough life. According to Greek…