From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Your Field Guide to Spotting Gaia (Terra)

Ha! You're looking for Gaia? Well, you don't have to look very far. She's the earth itself. So, just look down – or up or over for that matter – and there she is. Sometimes she pops out of the ground in the form of a full-bodied woman, but she never totally leaves the dirt she's made of. Make sure you're respectful if you do manage to get Gaia to strike up a conversation with you. Don't go thinking she's a total softy because she's Mother Earth and all that. She's responsible for knocking not one but two supreme rulers of the universe off of their thrones. So, yeah she may be the mother of us all, but she is definitely not to be trifled with.

Sex: Female, duh
Age: Middle-aged
Build: Curvaceous
Complexion: Sun-kissed
Hair Color: Darkish (Dirt-Like, you might say)
Facial Hair: None
Scars/marks/tattoos: None
Jewelry and accessories: She sometimes wears a veil or headdress, but mostly she just lets her gorgeous locks flow down over her shoulders.
Clothing: Barely
Armor: Planet Earth
Type of Weapon: None

Typical Companions:

  • Pontus (the sea)
  • Ourea (the mountains)
  • Ouranus (the sky)

Known Hangouts:

  • Um, all of earth?
  • White sandy beaches
  • Mountain chalets
  • Rustic farmhouses

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement