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Gaia
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General Info
Title(s) Primordial Goddess of the Earth, nature, harvest, animals, fertility, motherhood, birth, procreation, creation and life
Consort Uranus, Pontus [1]
Parents None, emerged at the creation of the universe, Khaos or Aether and Hemera [1]
Sibling(s) Nyx, Erebus, Eros, Tartarus or Ouranos and Thalassa
Children Uranus, The Ourea, Pontus, The Titans, The Titanides, The Cyclopses, The Hecatonchires, and more
Roman Equivalent Terra
Gaia (or Gaea or Mother Earth) is the Primordial "Protogenoi" 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 Chaos at the creation of the Universe. She was the mother of all Gods and Giants and mortal creatures sprang from her.
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Gaia with Satyrs

In Mythology

Gaia was the prime opponent of the heavenly gods. First she rebelled against Ouranus, 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.
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Gaia with Chronos.

Children

Protogenoi

  • 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. [1]


Titans and Giants

  • Oceanus - Titan god of the river Okeanus which circled the Earth. Father of the Okeanides Nymphs and the River gods. [1]
  • 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 [1]


Notes

  1. Hesiod's Theogony

References


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

(Contested with Eurynome)


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