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Gaea

Gaea, or Mother Earth, was the great goddess of the early Greeks. She represented the Earth and was worshipped as the universal mother. In Greek mythology, she created the universe and gave birth to both the first race of gods (the Titans) and the first humans. Her husband was Uranus, the god of the sky. She presided over marriages and oaths and was honoured as a prophetess.


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Science, Evolution, and Creationism

How did life evolve on Earth? The answer to this question can help us understand our past and prepare for our future. Although evolution provides credible and reliable answers, polls show that many people turn away from science, seeking other explanations with which they are more comfortable....more

Uranus

Uranus personifies the starry sky in the evening. In the creation myth of the Greeks, Uranus came forth spontaneously from Earth (personified as the goddess Gaea). Gaea herself came spontaneously into...more

Phoebe

Phoebe is the name of a moon of Saturn. Phoebe is a fairly small moon. It is about 220 km (137 miles) across. Eight of Saturn's moons are larger than Phoebe. A whole bunch of Saturn's moons are smaller...more

Gaea

Gaea, or Mother Earth, was the great goddess of the early Greeks. She represented the Earth and was worshipped as the universal mother. In Greek mythology, she created the universe and gave birth to both...more

Hades

Hades was the god of the underworld. One day, while he was riding through the field of battle, the goddess Aphrodite had her companion Eros playfully shoot an arrow into the heart of Hades. Struck by Eros...more

Jupiter

In Roman mythology Jupiter was the king of heaven and Earth and of all the Olympian gods. He was also known as the god of justice. He was named king of the gods in the special meeting that followed his...more

Neptune

Neptune was the name that ancient Romans gave to the Greek god of the sea and earthquakes, Poseidon. Neptune was depicted as a bearded man with long hair, holding a trident and accompanied by dolphins...more

Pluto

Pluto was the god of the underworld. One day, while he was riding through the field of battle, the goddess Venus had her companion, Cupid, playfully shoot an arrow into the heart of Pluto. Struck by Cupid's...more

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