Gaea, The Earth Goddess

dimarie

Joined December 2007

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Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Large size 100cm x 100cm
looks alot more impressive in person on the large canvas!
i dont think my camera has done it full justice

hope you enjoy.
the Earth Goddess, Gaia was the second of the primeval gods to emerge at the creation of the universe.

The first being Khaos (the lower atsmosphere air and winds),
Gaia was followed in quick succession by Tartaros (the Underworld) and Eros (Love the life-bringer).

She was the great mother of all : the heavenly gods were descended from her union with Ouranos (the sky), the sea-gods from her union with Pontos (the sea), the Gigantes from her mating with Tartaros (the hell-pit) and mortal creatures were born from her earthy flesh.

She is usually portrayed as inseperable from her native element, the earth.
one with the world, part of the world, mother of the world, to the world, she is the world.

In my painting here, I have depicted her with many clues..
She is luminous, like the moon itself, powerful and full of light,
The symbol on her headdress is the symbol of her womanliness, her motherly instincts, her beauty,
The symbol tattooed on her cheek is the chiron healing symbol, for she is Mother Earth, with the power to heal and give life
The pattern etched into her armband is the hourglass, representing the question… How long will she protect and nurture us, the world, before we force her to abandon us…

Detail of painting can be found here

Other variations in media for this pic;
digital art-
The Earth Goddess

pen drawing-
Mother Earth

if you like this, you may like
The Goddess Khaos

thankyou for taking the time to view my art and (hopefully) comment…
please have a look at my other artwork…
hope you enjoy! :)

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