Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Gaia (Terra) Sightings

  • The Birds 685BC

    In The Birds by Aristophanes, we learn a little bit about Gaia's own creation story. If she's the mother of everyone, how was she born?

  • The Metamorphoses 2

    The Roman poet Ovid collected all kinds of wild stories about the gods in The Metamorphoses. In Book 1, Gaia is pretty much the bomb dot com.

  • Anthem 1937

    In Anthem by Ayn Rand, one of the characters reclaims her identity by changing her name to Gaea. You go, girl.

  • "Africa" 1969

    Although she doesn't mention her by name, Maya Angelou's "Africa" is definitely about our lady, Mother Earth.

  • Marvel Comics 1975

    Check her out as a comic strip character in Doctor Strange # 6 (Marvel Comics).

  • Captain Planet 1990

    Gaia made a few appearances in this awesome animated series, Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

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