AskDefine | Define gaea

Dictionary Definition

Gaea n : (Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology [syn: Gaia, Ge]

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Alternative spellings

Proper noun

  1. The earth, daughter of Chaos, both mother and wife of Uranus (the sky) and Pontus (the sea).


See also

  • Pangaea, the massive pre-historic continent that later split into several continents.

Extensive Definition

Gaia or Gaea may refer to:

Earth and the Solar System

The Gaia Project by Hwee-Yong Jang (2012 The Earths coming great changes)
  • Gaia (mythology), the primal Greek goddess of the earth
  • Gaea (crater), a crater on Amaltheaa moon of Jupiter
  • Gaia hypothesis, an ecological hypothesis that considers the earth's ecosystem as a single organism
  • Gaia mission, a European space mission due for launch in 2011
  • Gaia Movement, an international network sharing a concern for a more sustainable earth
  • Gaia philosophy, the concept that living organisms on a planet will affect the nature of their environment in order to make the environment more suitable for life


Modern culture





gaea in Breton: Gaia
gaea in Catalan: Gaia
gaea in Danish: Gaia (flertydig)
gaea in German: Gaia
gaea in Modern Greek (1453-): Γαία
gaea in Spanish: Gaia
gaea in Basque: Gaia
gaea in French: Gaïa (homonymie)
gaea in Italian: Gaia
gaea in Dutch: Gaia
gaea in Japanese: ガイア (曖昧さ回避)
gaea in Polish: Gaja
gaea in Portuguese: Gaia
gaea in Simple English: Gaia
gaea in Slovak: Gaia
gaea in Vietnamese: Gaia

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Agdistis, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollon, Ares, Artemis, Ate, Athena, Bacchus, Ceres, Cora, Cronus, Cupid, Cybele, Demeter, Despoina, Diana, Dionysos, Dionysus, Dis, Earth, Eros, Flora, Frey, Gaia, Ge, Great Mother, Hades, Helios, Hephaestus, Hera, Here, Hermes, Hestia, Hymen, Hyperion, Jove, Juno, Jupiter, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur, Jupiter Optimus Maximus, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Kore, Kronos, Magna Mater, Mars, Mercury, Minerva, Mithras, Momus, Neptune, Nike, Olympians, Olympic gods, Ops, Orcus, Persephassa, Persephone, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Pluto, Pomona, Poseidon, Proserpina, Proserpine, Rhea, Saturn, Tellus, Terra, Triptolemos, Triptolemus, Venus, Vesta, Vulcan, Zeus, biosphere, corn god, fertility god, forest god, geography, geosphere, globe, mother earth, terra, terrestrial globe, the blue planet, this pendent world, vale, vale of tears, vegetation spirit, whole wide world, world
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