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GAIA

Picture of GAIA from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Greek Earth Goddess

Also known as GA, GAEA, GAIEA, GE

The one and only big vista Earth Mother Goddess

Born of CHAOS, she gave birth to PONTUS, the sea, and URANUS the sky. Then she married URANUS and became the unfortunate mother of the huge TITANS, the CYCLOPES and the HECATONCHIRES.

Her husband was shocked at the nature of their offspring, so she hid them all inside herself to protect them. Which was terribly uncomfortable for all concerned. Luckily her youngest, CRONUS, came to the rescue armed with a large cutting tool.

But all that’s behind her now. She became best friends with HERA, giving her the Golden Apples of Immortality as a wedding present, and always gathered the utmost respect. As fertile as they come, her offspring also includes ACHERON, the God of Rivers, PYTHON, and who knows who else.

Nowadays, GAIA is a Big Mother in the New Age world. Symbolizing all that’s good with femininity, nature, fertility and spirit, she’s extremely popular with Pagans, Witches and all Earthy types.

GAIA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GAIA
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : the Earth
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : GA, GAEA, GAIEA, GE
Popularity index : 61601

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Article last updated on 05 March 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "GAIA: Earth Goddess from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 05 Mar. 2013. Web. 22 July 2014.

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