Gaea

Gaea

[jee-uh]
noun
the ancient Greek goddess of the earth, mother of the Titans.
Also, Gaia [gey-uh] .


Origin:
< Greek gaîa earth

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Gaea (ˈdʒiːə)
 
n
Greek myth a variant of Gaia

Gaia, Gaea or Ge (ˈɡeɪə)
 
n
the goddess of the earth, who bore Uranus and by him Oceanus, Cronus, and the Titans
 
[from Greek gaia earth]
 
Gaea, Gaea or Ge
 
n
 
[from Greek gaia earth]
 
Ge, Gaea or Ge
 
n
 
[from Greek gaia earth]

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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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