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Gaia (or Ge anglicised as Gaea, known as the Mother Earth) is the Primordial "Protogenos" Greek Goddess of the Earth, nature, harvest, animals, fertility, motherhood, birth, procreation, creation and life. She was one of the first beings to emerge from Khaos at the creation of the Universe. She was the mother of all Gods and Giants and mortal creatures sprang from her.

In Mythology

Gaia with Satyr.

Gaia with Chronos.

Gaea was the prime opponent of the heavenly gods. First she rebelled against Uranus, then she assisted Zeus in overthrowing Cronus. Finally, she was angry with Zeus for putting the her Titan sons into Tartarus, producing the tribe of Giants and Typheous to try and destroy and dethrone him, but both failed.

Children

Protogenoi

  • Uranus - Protogenoi of the sky and father of the Titans, Cyclopes, Hecatonchires and through his blood from the castration of him, the Erinyes, the Gigantes and the Meliai. Template:Ht
  • the Ourea - the Protogenoi or rustic Daimones of the mountains. Each mountain had their own one.
  • Pontus - the Protogenoi of the sea. By his mother, he fathered many of the sea gods. Template:Ht

Titans and Giants

  • Oceanus - Titan god of the river Okeanus which circled the Earth. Father of the Okeanides Nymphs and the River gods. Template:Ht
  • Koios - God of the Axis of Heaven and of Heavenly Oracles. Father of Leto
  • Krios - Titan of the South. Father of Astraios, God of the Stars and Planets Template:Ht
  • Hyperion - Titan of Light. Father of Eos (Goddess of Dawn), Selene (Goddess of the Moon) and Helios (God of the Sun)
  • Iapetos - Titan of the Mortal Life-span. Father of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus.
  • Kronos - Titan of Time and the Ages. Ruler of the Titans and father of Zeus, Hades, Posiedon and their siblings.
  • theia - Titan of the Light. Wife to Hyperion.
  • Rhea - Goddess of Female Fertility, Motherhood and Generation. Wife to Kronos.
  • themis - Goddess of Divine Law.
  • Mnemosyne - Goddess of Memory.
  • Tethys - Titanide of the Fresh Water.
  • Phoebe - Goddess of Intellect, wife of Koios
  • the Cyclopes - the three one-eyed giants. The were the makers of Zeus's thunderbolt, Posiedon's trident and Hades's helm of invisibility. There names were Brontes, Steropes and Arges Template:Ht
  • the Hecatonchires - the three giant gods of violent storms and hurricanes. Each had 100 hands and 50 heads. They were called Briareos, Kottos and Gyes Template:Ht

Gallery

Image gallery of Gaia

References




Preceded by:
None (Title Created)
Queen of the Greek Gods
Mythic
Succeeded by
Rhea

(Contested with Eurynome)