The Earth Itself
|Eye color:||Light Blue|
|First appearance:||Mother Knows Best|
The mother of Cronus and grandmother of Zeus, Hera, Demeter, Hades,and Poseidon. Gaea is the goddess of the earth.The Goddess of Earth is one of the most powerful Gods or Titans and the most grounded of them all. She is also worshipped as Mother Nature.
In the seriesEdit
She comes to visit Cronus, who is annoyed with her unexpected visit, but soon uses her displeasure with Zeus to his advantage. The heroes find themselves attempting to protect Zeus against Gaea, who is setting off earthquakes around the world. As it turns out, Gaia only wanted Zeus to thank her for saving him from Cronus in the Titan War. After he reluctantly does this, she stops the quakes (much to Cronus' displeasure). Gaea is depicted as a tall, elderly woman with gray hair, dressed like a queen.
Gaea and her husband/son Ouranos were two of the first Greek Gods, giants, and Titans] to emerge at the beginning of the world. She was the Primordial Personification of the Earth, and he was the Primordial Personification of the Heavens. They became partners and brought forth the Titans, their children.
- The Hundred Handed-Ones
- Adgistis (faded)
- Echidna (though most say she was the daughter of Phorkys and Ceto)
- Giants (Gigantes)
Gaea also gave birth to the first Cyclopes as well as the Hekatonkheires. She was also the mother of the Protogenos Pontus, the primordial personification of the ocean.
After Ouranos pushed the Hekatonkheires in Gaea's womb and the Cyclops into Tartarus, Gaea was furious. She asked her children to get rid of Ouranos so she could save her other children, and only Kronos was brave enough to do it. He took a scythe Gaea made and got rid of his father.
However, Cronos didn't rescue his brothers, and Gaea was angry with him. Gaea then prophesied that Kronos in turn was destined to be overthrown by his own son, and so the Titan attempted to avoid this fate by devouring his young. Zeus, through deception by his mother Rhea, avoided this fate, and later rescues the Hekatonkheires from Gaea's womb and the Cyclops from Tartarus, and forced his father to vomit up his brothers and sisters.
A war then started between the Titans and the gods, Hekatonkheires, and Cyclops. The young gods emerged victorious. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades used their father's scythe to chop Kronos into a thousand pieces as he did to Ouranos, and banished the other Titans who sided with Kronos into Tartarus with bonds that they will never break.
Gaea's first attempt to avenge the Titans was, with the spirit of Tartarus, giving birth to Typhon. Typhon, being the father of all monsters, was one of the worst enemies Zeus and the Olympians had to face. He, with the help of Echidna, was able to render Zeus helpless and (because Zeus is immortal) imprison him in a cave. However, with the help of the other gods, Zeus, with his lightning bolts, was able to trap Typhon underMt. Etna. Gaea then made peace with the Olympians and promised not to bother the Olympians again.
However, that was not Gaea's last attempt to overthrow the Olympians. She prophesied that Zeus' wife Metis would bear two children, first Athena a daughter, and second a son who would eventually overthrow him. To avoid this fate, Zeus convinced Metis to transform into a fly, and then swallowed her. But it was too late. Metis already conceived a child. A few days later, Zeus received severe headaches. He convinced Hephaestus to axe his head open and out came a matured Athena. It is unknown if Metis escaped or not, but she never conceived the second child, so Gaea's plan, at least for a time, failed.
Gaea was responsible for killing Orion the Hunter.
She also grew a narcissus to help Hades attract Persephone into the Underworld.
Some time later, Gaea used the Giants she has been harboring during the First Olympian War to avenge the Titans by attacking Mount Olympus, only for them to be defeated by the Olympian gods and demigods.
As Goddess of EarthEdit
As a Protogenus, Gaia Possess
- Superhuman Strength
- Technically, Gaia should not be able to manipulate the weather, as that ability originally belonged to Zeus, and/or Ouranos.