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Gaea "the Deep-Breasted One", is the ancient Greek Goddess of the earth, considered by Hesiod "the oldest of Divinities." She was said to be the child of Ether (Air) and Hemera (Day), though some said She was born directly from Khaos with Eros (Love) and Nyx (Night). She is credited with creating the universe, and is known as the mother of many many many, including: Ouranos, the starry sky; Pontos, the sea; the mountains; the twelve Titans and Titanesses, who include Okeanos, Kronos, Rhea, Mnemosyne the mother of Muses, Phoebe and Themis; the three Kyklopes, who had but one eye each; the three Hekatonkhires, hundred-handed monsters; the Erinyes, or Furies; the Melic nymphs; the monsters Typhon, Ladon and Ekhidna; the sea-monster Kharybdis; and the serpent-king Erekhtheus, whose temple is the Erekhtheum on the Akropolis.

Gaea is considered the mother of all, Who nourishes and cares for Her children, and brings rich blessings. As Goddess of the earth, She was also an underworld Goddess who brought all Her creations back to Her and destroyed as well as created. Gaea as the ever-present Earth was invoked in oaths as a witness, and as one who being all, knew all, was considered a Goddess of prophecy: the Olympian oracle was Hers, and the famous oracle at Delphi was originally Hers, before Apollon either stole it, or before it was passed down through Her daughter Phoebe to Him.

It is interesting to note that the ancient supercontinent of earth, the primaeval union of the land before continental drift gave us the current configuration, is called Pangaea. Which literally means "All Earth," but is also the names of the great mother Goddess and the universal God, the "Great All," Pan.

Gaea in a reading indicates a time of fruitfulness and bright blessings, of nourishment and fulfillment.

Alternate spellings: Gaia, Ge.



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