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GAEABy: Liliana Ramirez:

GAEABy: Liliana Ramirez


Gaea, or Mother Earth, was the great goddess of the early Greeks. She represented the Earth and was worshipped as the universal mother. In Greek mythology, she created the Universe and gave birth to both the first race of gods (the Titans) and the first humans.



In the creation story of the ancient Greeks, Chaos came before everything else. Chaos was made of Void, Mass, and Darkness in confusion. Then Earth, in the form of Gaea, came into existence. From Mother Earth sprang the starry heavens, in the form of the sky god Uranus. From Gaea also came the mountains, plains, seas and rivers that make up the Earth as we know it today.



Gaea, or Mother Earth, was the oldest of the gods of the early Greeks. She was known as the supreme goddess by humans and gods alike. She presided over marriages and oaths and was honored as a prophetess.



Worshiping of Gaea Gaea was particularly praised and worshiped by mankind and sacred oaths were made in her name, as she also possessed the precious gift of prophecy.



Gaea again helped Zeus, warning him that a child of his born from his lover Metis would take over. Zeus then swallowed Metis, and Athena sprang from his head. Zeus had been saved, by Gaea, from a fate similar to Kronos' and Ouranos', holding his place as the supreme god.


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