- the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, mother of the Titans.
Also Gai·a [gey-uh] /ˈgeɪ ə/.
Origin of Gaea
From the Greek word gaîa earth
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Examples from the Web for gaea
Hyginus makes him the son of Tartarus and Gaea, and one of the giants.
We shall apply the same explanation to the Greek myth of Gaea and of the mutilation of Cronus.
Zeus grew up, and by some means, suggested by Gaea, compelled Zeus to disgorge all his offspring.
- Greek myth a variant of Gaia
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Word Origin and History for gaea
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