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Gaia n : (Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology [syn: Gaea, Ge]

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Alternative spellings


From the Greek Γαῖα, meaning "Earth" as goddess, from γαῖα, (earth).


Proper noun

  1. The mother of all things, including the Titans, as well as Zeus and all other gods.

See also

Extensive Definition

Gaia or Gaea may refer to:

Earth and the Solar System

The Gaia Project by Hwee-Yong Jang (2012 The Earths coming great changes)
  • Gaia (mythology), the primal Greek goddess of the earth
  • Gaea (crater), a crater on Amaltheaa moon of Jupiter
  • Gaia hypothesis, an ecological hypothesis that considers the earth's ecosystem as a single organism
  • Gaia mission, a European space mission due for launch in 2011
  • Gaia Movement, an international network sharing a concern for a more sustainable earth
  • Gaia philosophy, the concept that living organisms on a planet will affect the nature of their environment in order to make the environment more suitable for life


Modern culture





Gaia in Breton: Gaia
Gaia in Catalan: Gaia
Gaia in Danish: Gaia (flertydig)
Gaia in German: Gaia
Gaia in Modern Greek (1453-): Γαία
Gaia in Spanish: Gaia
Gaia in Basque: Gaia
Gaia in French: Gaïa (homonymie)
Gaia in Italian: Gaia
Gaia in Dutch: Gaia
Gaia in Japanese: ガイア (曖昧さ回避)
Gaia in Polish: Gaja
Gaia in Portuguese: Gaia
Gaia in Simple English: Gaia
Gaia in Slovak: Gaia
Gaia in Vietnamese: Gaia
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