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
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