- the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, mother of the Titans.
Origin of Gaea
Related Words for gaiaecosystem, atmosphere, environs, biosphere, Gaia, Gaea, Ge, Tellus, terra, ecosphere
Examples from the Web for gaia
Contemporary Examples of gaia
As supposedly the smartest carbon based bipeds on the planet, we are using up so many of Gaia's resources.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
Yes, that is her voicing narrator Gaia in the popular God of War video game series.The Cult of Linda Hunt
September 26, 2011
Gaia and Medea are powerful metaphors, as well, for human evolution and development.
The scientist James Lovelock named his influential theory of global interconnectedness the Gaia hypothesis after her.
Historical Examples of gaia
Gaia or Ge (the earth) had temples and altars in almost all the cities of Greece.Pagan & Christian Creeds
Gaia, or Earth, also bore the mountains, and Pontus or the barren Sea.
The Earth, Gaia, became more and more important to the Hellenic mind.
Gaea or Ge
- the goddess of the earth, who bore Uranus and by him Oceanus, Cronus, and the Titans
Word Origin for Gaia
- Greek myth a variant of Gaia
Earth as a goddess, from Greek Gaia, spouse of Uranus, mother of the Titans, personification of gaia "earth," as opposed to heaven, "land," as opposed to sea, "a land, country, soil," a collateral form of ge (Dorian ga) "earth," of unknown origin, perhaps pre-Indo-European. The Roman equivalent goddess of the earth was Tellus (see tellurian), sometimes used in English poetically or rhetorically for "Earth personified" or "the Earth as a planet."