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Gaia (Terra) Sightings

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Jan 1, 1970

The Birds

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?

Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses

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.

Dec 20, 2019


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

Dec 20, 1969


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

Dec 20, 1975

Marvel Comics

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

Dec 20, 1990

Captain Planet

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

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