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Synonyms for Gaea

(Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology


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Hesiod uses a similar expression to describe the death of the Race of Bronze: [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Works and Days 155), "and they left behind the bright light of the sun." Similarly, when he describes how Ouranos would not permit the children of Mother Earth to be born, Hesiod says [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], (Theogony 157) "And he hid them all away, and did not allow them into the light." The same expression is used to describe Zeus' restoring the Hecatoncheires, who had been imprisoned by Kronos, to aid him in his battle against the Titans (Theog.
From Gaea's subsequent union with Uranus were born the Titans, the Cyclopes, and the Hecatoncheires (three creatures, each having 50 heads and 100 arms).
Uranus hated the Hecatoncheires and hid them in Gaea's body.