The Earth personified as a goddess, daughter of Chaos. She was the mother and wife of Uranus (Heaven); their offspring included the Titans and the Cyclopes.
2The earth viewed as a vast self-regulating organism.
the natural world, nature, the living world, the world, the earth, the ecosystem, the biosphere, mother nature, gaiaView synonyms
- ‘But the life span of Gaia has to be measured in hundreds of millions, even in billions, of years.’
- ‘He advocated its use to alter the insect life of earth in order to venture beyond the homeostasis concept to the mythical state of Gaia.’
- ‘Until we do, Gaia, the spirit of the living earth, is an idea to think about rather than an idea to think with.’
- ‘If Gaia didn't luck upon the right system for that problem on the first try, things would quickly become grim.’
- ‘Working in harmony with Nature, our growth and transformation can evolve us beyond Gaia, into the cosmic whole and possibly home.’