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Gaia is Mother Earth, and Grandmother of the Olympians. She was mother to Rhea, whose son was Zeus. She is an early earth goddess born from Chaos, as was Eros. She gave birth to Pontus and Uranus, without outside help, but then bore the Titans with Uranus as their father. She also gave birth to the Cyclopes, the Hecatonchires, the Erinyes. The Gigantes (Giants) and the Furies were conceived after Uranus had been castrated by his son Cronus (at the request of Gaia), and his blood fell to earth from the open wound. The Earth then becamce separated from the Sky (Uranus). After that, Gaia gave birth to other offspring, this time fathered by Pontus (The Sea). They were the sea-god Nereus, Thaumas, Phorcys, Ceto and Eurybia. It is also stated in some mythology that Gaia had offspring to her brother Tartarus; they were Echidna and Typhon. Gaia saved Zeus, her grandson, from being swallowed by Cronus, who had been informed that one of his children would depose him, and so to get rid of his children he had swallowed them. Through Gaias trickery, Zeus was saved. In Roman mythology she was known as Tellus or Terra. She is seen as the essence of primordial life, and of the Earth itself.

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