This unique and beautiful portrayal of Mother Earth – Gaia – by visionary artist Oberon Zell, has been bringing joy and inspiration to people of all ages around the world for over 20 years.
Originally created in 1998 as a portrayal of Gaia, a Goddess for the New Millennium, this enchanting piece has been called a “sermon in stone”, with the myriad symbols and images that she displays. As an inclusive representation of the history of life on and within Earth, she conveys the spirit of our living planet. In Greek mythology, Gaia (/ˈɡeɪə, ˈɡaɪə/; from Ancient Greek Γαῖα, a poetical form of Γῆ Gē, "land" or "earth"), also spelled Gaea /ˈdʒiːə/, is the personification of the Earth and one of the Greek primordial deities. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess. She is the mother of Uranus (the sky), from whose sexual union she bore the Titans and the Cyclopes (themselves parents of many of the Olympian gods) and the Giants, and of Pontus (the sea), from whose union she bore the primordial sea gods. Her equivalent in the Roman pantheon was Terra.
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