Gaea

[ jee-uh ]
/ ˈdʒi ə /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for gaia (1 of 2)

Gaia

Gaea or Ge

/ (ˈɡeɪə) /

noun

the goddess of the earth, who bore Uranus and by him Oceanus, Cronus, and the Titans

Word Origin for Gaia

from Greek gaia earth

British Dictionary definitions for gaia (2 of 2)

Gaea
/ (ˈdʒiːə) /

noun

Greek myth a variant of Gaia
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Cultural definitions for gaia

Gaea
[ (jee-uh) ]

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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