Goddess Gaia  

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THE GREEK EARTH GODDESS" GAIA "WAS A PRIMAL AND ELEMENTAL FIGURE, THE SOURCE OF ALMOST ALL LIFE, MORTAL AND IMMORTAL. SHE BELONGED TO THE VERY BEGINNINGS OF CREATION. SHE IS THE PRIMORDIAL MOTHER OF THE GODS, AND ALL OF CREATION SPRANG FROM HER UNION WITH THE SKY. MORE THAN ANY OTHER GODDESS, "GAIA "IS IDENTIFIED AS THE DIVINE AND ANIMATE "EARTH MOTHER. " HER NURTURING MOTHER LOVE REQUIRES NO FAITH SIMPLY BE AWARE AND APPRECIATIVE OF HER WONDROUS MANIFESTATION IN EVERYTHING WE SEE AROUND US.

AT HER FAMED SHRINE IN DELPHI," GAIA" WAS HONORED BY PRIESTESSES WHO THREW SACRED HERBS INTO A CAULDRON, USING THE FRAGRANT SMOKE TO INVOKE THE GODDESSES' ETERNAL WISDOM. LATER, THE SUN GOD "APOLLO" WAS WORSHIPED AT DELPHI. "ORPHEUS", THE FAMED MUSICIAN SON OF "APOLLO," WAS CREDITED WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL HYMN IN PRAISE OF "GAIA:"

Gaia, Mother of all, the oldest one, the foundation,
I shall sing to Earth.
She feeds everyone in the world.
Whoever you are, whether you walk upon her sacred ground,
or move through the paths of the sea,you who fly,
she it is who nourishes you from her treasure store.

Queen of Earth,through you
beautiful children, beautiful harvests come.
You give life and you take life away.
Blessed are those you honour.
Their fields thicken with bright corn,
the cattle grow heavy in the pasture,
their house brims over with good things.
The men are masters of their city,
the laws are just,
the women are fair,
happiness and fortune richly follow them.
Their sons delight in the ecstasy of youth,
their daughters play,
they dance in the grass,
skipping in and out,
they dance in the grass over soft flowers.
It was you who honoured them,
generous goddess, sacred spirit.
Gaia, farewell, mother of the gods,
bride of starry heaven.
For my song, life allow me,
a life my heart loves.
And now and in another song
I will remember you.

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