in the Campo Santo of Pisa; Agostino and Agnolo, who in 1330 carved the fine tomb of Bishop Guido Tarlati in the cathedral of Arezzo; Lando di Pietro (14th century), architect, entrusted by the Sienese commune with the proposed enlargement of the cathedral (1339), and perhaps author of the famous Gothic reliquary containing the head of S Galgano in the Chiesa del Santuccio, which, however, is more usually attributed to Ugolino di Vieri, author of the tabernacle in the cathedral at Orvieto; Giacopo (or Jacopo) della Quercia, whose lovely fountain, the Fonte Gaia, in the Piazza del Campo has been recently restored; Lorenzo di Pietro (Il Vecchietta), a pupil of Della Quercia and an excellent artist in marble and bronze; Francesco d'Antonio, a skilful goldsmith of the 1 6th century; Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1502), painter, sculptor, military engineer and writer on art; Giacomo Cozzarelli (15th century); and Lorenzo Mariano, surnamed 11 Marrina (16th century).
After her immigration to Rome she is said to have received the name Gaia Caecilia.
Back to Top G Gaia The Greek goddess of the earth.
There was a statue of her as Gaia Caecilia in the temple of Sancus, which possessed magical powers.
The oracle at Delphi was asserted by tradition to have existed before the introduction of the Apolline worship and to have belonged to the goddess Earth (Ge or Gaia).
Tanaquil and Gaia Caecilia are, however, really distinct personalities.
The anecdotes told of Gaia Caecilia are aetiological myths intended to explain certain usages at Roman marriages.
Thus Apollo has to fight the oracle serpent of Gaia, and it has been observed that where Apollo prevailed in Greek religion the serpent became a monster to be slain.
She is the daughter of Ouranos and Gaia; and after Metis she becomes the bride of Zeus.6 Pindar describes her as born in a golden car from the primeval Oceanus, source of all things, to the sacred height of Olympus to be the consort of Zeus the saviour; and she bears the same august epithet, as the symbol of social justice and the refuge for the oppressed.'
Its name (Portucalia, Terra portucalensis) was derived from the little seaport of Portus Cale or Villa Nova de Gaia, now a suburb of Oporto, at the mouth of the Douro.
RHEA, a goddess of the Greeks known in mythology as the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, the sister and consort of Kronos, and the mother of Zeus.
He stared down at the dark abyss between Gaia's legs.
Gaia made a flint sickle and invited Kronos and his brothers to kill Uranus.
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These original gods were Tartarus, Gaia (earth), Eros (perhaps - also given as son of Ares and Aphrodite), Nyx (night) and Erebus.
Uranus is given as the son of Tartarus and Gaia; however, he is also given as the husband of Gaia.
Sometimes Uranus is given as a primoridial being, meaning that he had no parents, but sprang from the void as did Gaia.
From Gaia alone sprang Mountains, Ouranos (the Latinized version is Uranus - it means "the sky") and Pontus.
From Gaia and Uranus sprang: Mnemosyme, the Cyclopes, Cronus / Kronos, Rhea, Coeus, Phoebe, Hyperion, Hecatonchires, Iapetus, Oceanus, Tethys, and Echidna.
Gaia convinced Cronus to castrate Uranus.
From Gaia sprang Mountains, Ouranos (the Latinized version is Uranus - it means "the sky") and Pontus.
For his terrible deeds, Gaia asked her son Cronus to castrate Uranus.
Rhea was the Titaness daughter of Uranus and Gaia.
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We may also mention the two celebrated fountains, Fonte Gaia and Fontebranda; the former, in the Piazza del Campo, by Jacopo della Quercia (1409-1419), but freely restored in 1868, the much-damaged original reliefs being now in the Opera del Duomo; the Fonte Nuova, near Porta Ovile, by Camaino di Crescentino also deserves notice (1298).
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