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The original Mother Earth Goddess. She is the mother of many gods and monsters alike, each representing an aspect of nature and a natural disaster respectively. Her consorts are Ouranos, Tartarus, and Pontus, all of whom, according to the myths, are her sons with the primordial force Chaos.
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Gaia is the personification of the Earth and the Land, the daughter of Khaos, and one of the Primordials.

Overview

Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess. She is the immediate parent of Ouranos, from whose sexual union she bore the Titans and the Giants, and of Pontus, from whose union she bore the primordial sea gods.

Gaia conceived further offspring with Ouranos, first the giant one-eyed Cyclopes: Brontes, Steropes, and Arges; then the Hecatonchires: Cottus, Briareos and Gyges, each with a hundred arms and fifty heads.

But afterwards, Gaia, in union with Tartarus, bore the youngest of her sons Typhon, who would be the last challenge to the authority of Zeus.

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In many ways, Gaia is the ideal mother (similar to Sephira), being caring and loving her children in the first place. She will do anything to protect them, even if it means taking the most extreme measures. It is because of this protection that she is known to be very cruel to anyone who threatens them, including her own grandchildren. Gaia is also rather manipulative and vindictive, preferring that others "get their hands dirty" before her, as she convinced her children to kill Ouranos due to his tyrannical actions.

Despite that, however, she hated senseless violence, wars, and lust for power, further showing her motherly and benevolent side as the "Mother Earth". As she rather displeased by the younger god's behavior for waging war and making senseless battles from little to no sense of reason. So much that she cursed the younger generation the "curse of blood". A curse and a prophecy where the cycle of parents will not trust and murder their children, and children will overthrow or murder their parents before them, and take over their parent's thrones and claim it for themselves.

After that she vanish and watch from the higher plane of existence to see her descendants fall into madness. She prefers to linger on the Human realm, rather than her own family.

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History

As each of the Cyclopes and Hecatonchires were born, Ouranos hid them in a secret place within Gaia, causing her great pain. So Gaia devised a plan. She created a grey flint sickle. And Cronus used the sickle to castrate his father Ouranos as he approached Gaia to have intercourse with her. From Ouranos' spilled blood, Gaia produced the Furies, the Giants and the Meliae.

Because Cronus had learned from Gaia and Ouranos that he was destined to be overthrown by one of his children, he swallowed each of the children born to him by his Titan sister Rhea. But when Rhea was pregnant with her youngest child, Zeus, she sought help from Gaia and Ouranos. When Zeus was born, Rhea gave Cronus a stone wrapped in swaddling-clothes in his place, which Cronus swallowed, and Gaia took the child into her care. With the help of Gaia's advice, Zeus defeated the Titans and then chucked them in the very depths of Tartarus in a prison of eternal suffering and pain. Upon discovering the fate of her children, Gaia was furious and mad for revenge. She then proceeded to continuously give birth to countless creatures, secretly conceiving a new breed of giants in a cave in northern Greece.

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