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Gaea

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Anselm Feuerbach / Public domain Gaea (Earth) the first to be born and mother of the Titans and other gods.    In Hesiod’s Theogony, Gaea gave birth to Uranus (Heaven), Ourea (Mountains) and Pontus (Sea).  She mated with Uranus and thus the Titans, the Cyclopes, and the Hecantoncheires were born.    Titans: Cronus, Oceanus, Hyperion, Iapetus, Crius, Coeus Titaness: Rhea, Tethys, Theia, Themis, Phoebe, Mnemosyne The Cyclopes (giant one-eyed creatures):  Brontes, Steropes, Arges The Hecantoncheires (giants with 50 heads/100 arms): Cottus, Briareos, Gyes With the help of her youngest son Cronus, they overthrew Uranus.  When Cronus castrated Uranus, his blood dripped onto Gaea and the Erinyes, the Giants, and the...

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