Gaia is the ancient goddess of the earth itself. (You might know her better as Mother Earth.) Yeah, she's a pretty big deal. Actually, Gaia is thought of as one of the oldest divine beings of them all, since she was one of the first to spring from Chaos, the empty void that existed before anything else. Yeah, anything else. She is often depicted as a full-bodied woman, emerging from the ground. Oh, and when you're important, you get a bunch of names, and that's definitely the case for our lady: she was also known as Gaea or Ge by the Greeks, and she was worshiped by the Romans as Tullus or Terra Matter.
Gaia (or Gaea, depending on who's spellchecking)
Mother Earth, Mama, Terra, Mother, Mommy, G-Force
I'm the earth. You live on me.
Goddess of the Earth, Being a Mother
The universe taught me everything I know. But I also like to freshen up my knowledge at the Geographical Association's annual conference. The wine and cheese events are to die for.
"Politics" is the invention of lesser beings, most of whom are terrified of me.
Chaos (pretty sweet parent, eh?)
Tartarus, Aither, and Eros (Well, we came into being at the same time anyway)
All of humanity (yeah, that means you)
I don't need "friends" – I'm the goddess of the earth
Yeah, right. (Well, maybe Orion, but come on – no hard feelings.)
I was married to my son, Ouranos, the sky, but then I had him castrated. Do. Not. Mess. With. Me.
Nobody, thanks. I can't seem to stop giving birth, whether I'm with anyone or not.
"In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth."
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Orinco Flow by Enya
The California Academy of Sciences
American Museum of Natural History
The Monterey Bay Aquarium
My sleep machine with earth sound therapy
Discovery Channel's Planet Earth