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GAIA mother nature was the Protogenos of earth, one of the primal elements who first emerged at the dawn of creation, along with air, sea and sky.

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Gaia was the Protogenos of earth, one of the primal elements who first emerged at the dawn of creation, along with air, sea and sky. She was the great mother of all: the heavenly gods were descended from her union with Ouranos, the sea-gods from her union with Pontos, the Gigantes from her mating with Tartaros and mortal creatures were sprung or born from her earthy flesh.

 

As Gaia was the source from which arose the vapours producing divine inspiration, she herself also was regarded as an oracular divinity, and it is well known that the oracle of Delphi was believed to have at first been in her possession, and at Olympia, too, she had an oracle in early times. That Ge belonged to the theoi chthinioi, requires no explanation, and hence she is frequently mentioned where they are invoked. The surnames and epithets given to Ge have more or less reference to her character as the all-producing and all-nourishing mother (mater omniparens et alma), and hence Servius classes her together with the divinities presiding over marriage. Her worship appears to have been universal among the Greeks, and she had temples or altars at Athens, Sparta, Delphi, Olympia, Bura, Tegea, Phlyus, and other places.

 

In myth Gaia appears as the prime opponent of the heavenly gods. First she rebelled against her husband Ouranos who had imprisoned her sons in her womb. Then later, when her son Kronos defied her by imprisoning these same sons, she assisted Zeus in his overthrow of the Titan. Finally she came into conflict with Zeus, angered with him for the binding of her Titan-sons in the pit of Tartaros. In her opposition she first produced the tribe of Gigantes and later the monster Typhoeus to dethrone him, but both failed in both attempts. In the ancient Greek cosmology earth was conceived as a flat disk encirced by the river Okeanos, and topped above by the solid dome of heaven and below by the great pit of Tartaros. She herself supported the sea and moutains upon her breast.

 

Gaia was depicted as a buxom, matronly woman, half risen from the earth in Greek vase painting. She was portrayed as inseperable from her native element. In mosaic art, Gaia appears as a full-figured, reclining woman, often clothed in green, and sometimes accompanied by grain spirits —the Karpoi.

 

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Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on June 23, 2015 at 3:43pm

Thanks to You too, dear brother for your precious comments and the peaceful wish — The same to You! 

Comment by Stephen Quinto on June 22, 2015 at 6:13pm

Thank you, brothers and sisters, for all the loving contributions you have made  ...to honor our gorgeous mother earth. And may you enjoy the Peace you so richly deserve...

This solstice is a wonderful time to reflect upon the awesome Creation we are an especial part of ...and participate in the Great Work it is, was and will always be...

Because Peace is borne of Love ...it shall ever reign...!

Comment by bridget orman on June 22, 2015 at 1:21pm

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Comment by Luna Arjuna on June 22, 2015 at 12:54pm

Love is eternally the ultimate answer to eternal understanding of creation.

Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on October 21, 2014 at 10:04pm

A little Love-Lettre for Gaia 

From the German Church Reformer Martin Luther 

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant a little apple tree." 

Comment by Luna Arjuna on October 17, 2014 at 2:58am

Beautiful Autumn! ♥

Comment by Luna Arjuna on October 17, 2014 at 2:53am

Amazing Spring!
Enjoy this 4 minute beautiful video!

Comment by Luna Arjuna on August 12, 2014 at 11:35pm

They both look like they are very happy. ♥

Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on July 6, 2014 at 9:25pm

 

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brings you peace, release
what brings you suffering.
And know that happiness
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