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Hi there guys! here goes a image done for the charity artbook GAIA: vim naturae" :)

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"GAIA:vim naturae" is a charity artbook where more than 50 artists from different parts of the world join to help people in need from Colombia, where people have been suffering from constant rain since September last year. All profits made from this artbook will be donated to the Red Cross of Colombia.

The artists participating in this artbook are :iconsaiyagina::iconwickedalucard::iconyuumei: and more!

If you want to order the artbook Send a note to :iconbokurac: or :iconleaglem: with the title "artbook order" and the next info:
1.-Your full name (please send the FULL name, we need it for shipping)
2.-Your shipping address (including your country)
3.-Your paypal account (name and email)
4.-Book order quantity
5.-Shipping method (only in case of international)

He will send you an invoice to your paypal with the total.
The artbooks will be shipped the same week we get the artbooks printed.
The artbook will have around 70 full colored pages.

The price of each one (in preorders)- $25 USD (excludes shipping and Paypal fee)

Shipping to USA - $5 (USPS Priority Mail)
International shipping - $15 (USPS Priority Mail)
International shipping - $8 (USPS rst class mail)
(we are not responsible of lost packages if you choose this option)
PAYPAL Fee is based on your order.

More info about the artbook here [link]

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Gaia (play /ˈɡeɪ.ə/ or /ˈɡaɪ.ə/; from Ancient Greek Γαῖα "land" or "earth;" also Gæa, Gaea, or Gea; Koine Greek: Γῆ) was the primordial Earth-goddess in ancient Greek religion. Gaia was the great mother of all : the heavenly gods and Titans were descended from her union with Uranus (the sky), the sea-gods from her union with Pontus (the sea), the Giants from her mating with Tartarus (the hell-pit) and mortal creatures were sprung or born from her earthy flesh. The earliest reference to her is Mycenaean Greek Linear B ma-ka (transliterated as ma-ga), "Mother Gaia."

Hesiod's Theogony tells how, after Chaos, arose broad-breasted Gaia, the everlasting foundation of the gods of Olympus. She brought forth Uranus, the starry sky, her equal, to cover her, the hills (Ourea), and the fruitless deep of the Sea, Pontus, "without sweet union of love," out of her own self through parthenogenesis. But afterwards, as Hesiod tells it,

she lay with her son, Uranus, and bore the world-ocean god Oceanus, Coeus and Crius and the Titans Hyperion and Iapetus, Theia and Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, and Phoebe of the golden crown, and lovely Tethys. After them was born Cronus the wily, youngest and most terrible of her children, and he hated his lusty sire.

Hesiod mentions Gaia's further offspring conceived with Uranus: first the giant one-eyed Cyclopes: Brontes ("thunderer"), Steropes ("lightning") and the "bright" Arges: "Strength and might and craft were in their works." Then he adds the three terrible hundred-handed sons of Earth and Heaven, the Hecatonchires: Cottus, Briareos and Gyges, each with fifty heads.

Uranus hid the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes in Tartarus so that they would not see the light, rejoicing in this evil doing. This caused pain to Gaia (Tartarus was her bowels) so she created grey flint (or adamantine) and shaped a great flint sickle, gathering together Cronus and his brothers to ask them to obey her. Only Cronus, the youngest, had the daring to take the flint sickle she made, and castrate his father as he approached Gaia to have intercourse with her. And from the drops of blood and semen, Gaia brought forth still more progeny, the strong Erinyes and the armoured Gigantes and the ash-tree Nymphs called the Meliae.

From the testicles of Uranus in the sea came forth Aphrodite. After Uranus's castration, Gaia, by Tartarus, gave birth to Echidna (by some accounts) and Typhon. By her son Pontus (god of the sea), Gaia birthed the sea-deities Nereus, Thaumas, Phorcys, Ceto, and Eurybia. Aergia, a goddess of sloth and laziness, is the daughter of Aether and Gaia.
Tellus Mater, a Roman counterpart of Gaia, steps out of her chariot - detail of a sarcophagus in the Glyptothek, Munich

Zeus hid Elara, one of his lovers, from Hera by hiding her under the earth. His son by Elara, the giant Tityos, is therefore sometimes said to be a son of Gaia, the earth goddess.

Gaia is believed by some sources to be the original deity behind the Oracle at Delphi. Depending on the source, Gaia passed her powers on to Poseidon, Apollo or Themis. Apollo is the best-known as the oracle power behind Delphi, long established by the time of Homer, having killed Gaia's child Python there and usurped the chthonic power. Hera punished Apollo for this by sending him to King Admetus as a shepherd for nine years.

In classical art Gaia was represented in one of two ways. In Athenian vase painting she was shown as a matronly woman only half risen from the earth, often in the act of handing the baby Erichthonius (a future king of Athens) to Athena to foster (see example below). In mosaic representations, she appears as a woman reclining upon the earth surrounded by a host of Carpi, infant gods of the fruits of the earth (see example below under Interpretations).

Gaia also made Aristaeus immortal.

Oaths sworn in the name of Gaia, in ancient Greece, were considered the most binding of all.

The mythological name was revived in 1979 by James Lovelock, in Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth; his Gaia hypothesis was supported by Lynn Margulis. The hypothesis proposes that living organisms and inorganic material are part of a dynamic system that shapes the Earth's biosphere, and maintains the Earth as a fit environment for life. In some Gaia theory approaches the Earth itself is viewed as an organism with self-regulatory functions. Further books by Lovelock and others popularized the Gaia Hypothesis, which was widely embraced and passed into common usage as part of the heightened awareness of environmental concerns of the 1990s.
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You know... although I know for a fact that the Earth isn’t a flat disk with some kind of “Firmament dome” over it and an ice wall at the edge. Earth would be effectively flat, to a fourth dimensional being. Much like a two dimensional being would be flat to us. Food for thought. 
MichaelBrent1997's avatar
I would love to see Hollywood pull off the captain planet live action movie along with Freakazoid and maybe even magic school bus!
pookiesaurus4's avatar
The idea of a personification of the Earth, and other planets is as old as civilization itself it seems. Ever heard of the “Earth-Chan” meme?
That would make Gaia Earth-Chan’s mother... or a name given to her last incarnation?
pookiesaurus4's avatar
Nope, Gaia IS Earth-Chan
So basically Gaia is what she was called in the past? Or is Earth-Chan a nickname?

Also she IS beautiful.
pookiesaurus4's avatar
I'm talking about the Earth in the form of a human female. And that she ks
I assume you meant “is” and not “ks”?
assassins-creed1999's avatar
Tartarus, god of the pit/Hell itself, would be awesome to see
KoroblynxStudios's avatar
The beautiful Mother Earth...
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Yu-Gi-Nos's avatar
She is the most STUNNING Gaia I have EVER seen!!!   I did not realize the earliest reference to her was the Mycenaeans!  I must look into them more now :D
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Don't mention the names Piper, Leo, or Jason around her unless you want to be dropped into the molten core of the earth.
satyrbones's avatar
laughed a bit too hard
YoshiCrusader's avatar
Very inspirational! 
PersonalKarma's avatar
My mother.. spiritual mother :heart: Thanks for creating this Genzoman means allot to me.. :heart: :hugs:
Gaia is my favorite Goddess.
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