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Gaea, Mother Earth in Greek Mythology

Last Update: 06 Apr 2021
Gaea

Gaea was Mother Earth, the mother of the titans and the everlasting foundation of the Olympian Gods.



Goddess Gaea, the Mother Earth



Goddess Gaea (also known as Ge) was Mother Earth in ancient Greece.

Gaea had emerged from Chaos, a dark, silent, formless and infinite strangeness, without any trace of life. She was the oldest of all beings and the invulnerable, eternal goddess who brought rich blessings to both the upper and lower worlds.


Children of Gaea



Without the intervention of man, Gaea gave birth to the Mountains and the boundless Seas (the Pontus). Next, Gaea gave birth to Uranus, who was the personification of the sky, including the sun and the moon. Uranus would later become Gaea's companion, enveloping her on all sides with his mantle of stars. The pair created twelve Titans, three Cyclopes and three "Hecatoncheires", strong beings with a hundred hands.


Worship of Gaea



Gaea was especially praised and revered by men, and sacred oaths were taken in her name, as she also possessed the precious gift of prophecy.



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