'Mother Earth' and the daughter of Chaos. She was the mother and wife of Uranus (Father Heaven). From earth and heaven the earliest living creatures - the Titans, the Cyclopes, and the Giants (the Hecatoncheires, 'Hundred-Headed Ones') - were conceived.

The Cyclopes: The Titans:

The Giants:

Enormous, if somewhat witless, creatures. They stormed Mount Olympus and openly battled the gods. It was divined that only with the help of a mortal could the Olympians defeat these monsters so they called in Heracles - he took care of business.

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