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  1. the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, mother of the Titans.
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Also Gai·a [gey-uh] /ˈgeɪ ə/.

Origin of Gaea

From the Greek word gaîa earth
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Historical Examples

  • Hyginus makes him the son of Tartarus and Gaea, and one of the giants.

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  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for gaea


  1. Greek myth a variant of Gaia
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Word Origin and History for gaea


see Gaia.

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gaea in Culture



also Gaia (GAY-uh)

The Greek goddess of the Earth and primal mother figure, who gave birth to the sky, the mountains, and the sea. She was also the mother of the giant Titans and the Cyclopes (see Cyclops).

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