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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 122, Gaia (Ge) Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 122, Gaia (Ge) Summary and Analysis

Gaia is the Creator, the Earth, and Goddess.

Gaia creates heaven and calls him Uranus. She takes him as a lover and gives birth to the other deities of heaven. She creates the sea, naming him Pontus, and takes him as a lover. She gives birth to the deities of the sea. It is said that Gaia is the grandmother of Zeus. Many of her shrines have been given over to Zeus. He usurped her at Olympia, renaming it as Olympus. Gaia is still best known at Delphi, at least secretly.

Although Apollo claimed the shrine as his own and instructed the priestesses to ignore the word of Gaia, she is still known there. It is Gaia's voice that seeps as gases from the earth revealing prophecies to the priestesses. Many have written about how the temple...

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