Terracotta Statue of Gaia as the Ancient Greeks perceived her
Hesiod says that:
"in the beginning there was chaos, vast and dark
space; then appeared Gaia, the deep breasted earth..."
Hesiod, Gaia is the only divinity with well defined
features: from her all things issued. Gaia was said to have given birth to the human race. Thus in the
Myth of Ericthonius she draws him forth from her own bosom and
offers him up to Athene: he was the first inhabitant of Attica.
Gaia was venerated at the Oracle of Delphi, the supreme centre of
divination in Greece; also at Patras, Aegea,
Olympia and in the
sanctuaries at Sparta and Athens.
Later as other divinities rose in the estimation of men the role of
Gaia gradually became less important.
Now the pendulum is swinging back to the re-emergence of the
feminine principle and balance, where:
All the way to the Virgin Mary are becoming important again in the
collective planetary consciousness.
Let us honor the nurturing feminine within us All.