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Goddess Gaia - Great Mother by Umina Goddess Gaia - Great Mother by Umina
For entry in *dAPagan God/Goddess Contest


Gaia - Great Mother - Earth

"Here I am the motherland of the universe, the queen of elements of all, the first source of all centuries I, from deities biggest, I, of underground shadows queen, out of Olympians first, I, which the face is a face for of all gods and goddesses of all, I, which the wave is ruling the bright heavenly vaults, healing breaths of oceans, desperate of hells with silence - I, of which one only deity entire is worshipping world in the multiple shape, in the different rite and under the different name."

The oldest Goddess of the mankind, commemorated under different names (Izis, Kybele, Idzanami, Kali, Inanna and the like), cultures in all known of world. Deity, as old, how a mankind is old. Unpleasantly for me men, gods of the male sex turned up entire millennia after the Great Mother, only in beginnings of the era of the patriarchy :)

Archetypal symbol of the Great Goddess is " the creator of world, the eternal mother, the eternal virgin. Everything contains what something contains in itself, she is feeding everything what it is feeding and she is a source of the life of everything what is living. She is also a source of the death of everything what is dying. An entire circle of the being is under her authority - from the birth through growing up, the maturity and the old age, until the grave.

In the Greek mythology, Gaja loomed the Chaos into view, she was an archetypal personification of the fertility and the motherhood. Gaja virginally gave rise to Uranus (Sky) and Pontus (Sea). Together with Pontus Gaja begat sea deities, with Uranusem - tribe of Titans, Cyclopes, and giants with one hundred hands.
When Uranus declared war on Titans, she persuaded her Cronos son to castrate it; the blood of the castrated spouse impregnated her and in the end she spent Erinyses on world - goddesses of the revenge, meliady, Giants and Aphrodite. Defeated Uranus, foretold his son Cronos son that the similar fate would meet it from the hand of its children, Cronos swallowed all it descendants down, right after the birth.
Then Gaja advised her daughter and the Cronus wife- Rhea, how to rescue Zeus before the father.
Cult of Gaia - breadwinners of the entire nature, widely was practiced in all Greece . Comprehended at first as basic element of universe, next the goddess of the fertility, the Mother of everything, the guarantor of oaths, the deity knowing secrets of the destiny. She was being regarded as the special minder of children.
In the victim Gai a black sheep was being placed.
Centers of the cult were largest: Dodona, the Athens, the Sparta
In the Roman mythology she is its counterpart for Tellus Goddess.

I hope that I managed, at least a bit, to keep the meaning and the beauty of the anthem to Gaia which I quoted at the beginning of the description.
Unfortunately it is a text which is a Latin subscription of the Greek anthem. I translated it to Polish and only then to English.

Until recently, day 8 of March, was in my country a Women Holyday, more popular than Valentines Day . So the picture is 'on the time".
So dear Ladies, I wish you (and for oneself also) so that we experience from our men, at least a fraction, this reverence at one time what woman was being surrounded. :)

Of CS2, about 3 working hours

Not commercial only, the link,credit, +fav :)


I am thanking:

*flaviacabral for Great Mother Gaia [link]

*ktalbot for the waterfall [link]

~sixwings also for the waterfall [link]

~Fox-Stock for the sky [link]

*redheadstock for brushes, by which I made the stream of water [link]

~Purple-Quartz-Brush [link] and ~Furtuna [link] for brushes of clouds



"I give my permission to and to display my work in the club's gallery".
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:iconmaru1924:
maru1924 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  New Deviant
When was Great Mother made. I need a date on this art for my class project
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KisikilLillake333 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
ty
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soulcaliburart13 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I play gaia
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:iconearth-to-christy:
earth-to-christy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
very lovely :)
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:iconaly-uchiha913:
aly-uchiha913 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Gorgeous! :D

Peace Out! ^_^
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:icondark-sunlight72:
Dark-Sunlight72 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
her hair looks cool
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:iconsyzygi:
Syzygi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaah and people constantly question why I'm trying to get my hair white... in the future I'll just show them this. Beautiful!!:)
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:iconmadmother88:
MadMother88 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :)
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5485160 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
this is amazing it's so pretty you truly grasped nature in this picture
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:iconwickedillusions:
wickedillusions Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Can I just say that I love all of your work. This is one of my favorites. I'm a big fan of Greek/Roman mythology so I love everything you've done. Please keep it up :)
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:iconshader1983:
Shader1983 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
feels good
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:icon3ddream:
3ddream Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconladydragonbane:
ladydragonbane Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
like the style
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:icontoostie010:
Toostie010 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Thats breathe taking O.O i <3 this pic
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:iconquaddles:
quaddles Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Just great - adds to my :+fav:
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:iconzanafar:
Zanafar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
jest w porzątku =D pomysłowe bardzo i ładna ta bogini =D co do wykonania to tez jest super nigdy czegos takiego nie robiłem wiec moja wiedza sie tu kończy =D
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LindaLikesToDream Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
ooh that's very nice indeed !
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:icondietpepsiahh:
dietpepsiahh Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Nice, I like how you have her hair blending with the water it makes for a nice effect.
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:icongod0sgirl:
God0sgirl Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
i like it! thanks for the fave too by the way
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:icondragonmysts:
dragonmysts Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Inspiring. Congratulations!
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:iconcaromousse:
Caromousse Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
WoW
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
:love:
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007   Digital Artist
:)

:hug:
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
:hug:
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:iconfox-stock:
Fox-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
You're the first person who's used this image. I really like the way you've used it.

Thanks!
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007   Digital Artist
It is I am thanking :)

:hug:
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:iconblue-willow:
blue-willow Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The hair looks great :D
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)

:hug:
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:iconblue-willow:
blue-willow Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! =)
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:iconmeliaelentari:
meliaelentari Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007   Writer
This beautiful :)
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)

:hug:
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:iconmeliaelentari:
meliaelentari Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007   Writer
You're welcome.
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:iconspotlightnight:
spotlightnight Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
O ja cie fikolek! Bardzo ladne! :)
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Digital Artist
Dziękuję Erwinku :)

Dla mnie to zabawa, ale Twoja grafika webowa jest naprawdę profesjonalna. Ciesze się, że udało mi się Ciebie namowić ( z pomocą Niulika ), abyś pokazał tutaj swoje prace. Naprawdę jestem dumna z mojego chrześniaka :)
A wiesz Wiktoria już nauczyła się podstaw Photoshopa, więc może i ona będzie taka zdolna jak jej brat :)
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:iconca-pris:
ca-pris Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Interface Designer
Thank you for making this beautiful work and also the story behind. I am always interested
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Digital Artist
I am thanking you Angel :)

Mythology and ancient history, for the babyhood was my passion. At the secondary school even I intended about it to study Mediterranean archaeology, but living were rolled differently. I don't regret, but the passion remained, and now I can a bit revel creating of portrait of gods. At the chance of each of them, I am telling my daughter Greek myths as bed-time stories :)

:hug:
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:iconca-pris:
ca-pris Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007   Interface Designer
So your daughter gets good education from her mum. Well done my dear. I am always interested in the mythology and ancient history. It is so very interesting, however, I only have a little knowledge of it :) Thank God you are here :)
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007   Digital Artist
I have hope, that I will manage to arouse in my daughter love of history :)
At the moment she is tiny, and I am telling her everything in the form of fable.
Then a time will come, to more serious themes.
In Greek myths is very much of practical wisdom. So I think, that and what's more will also be useful to my daughter. :)
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:iconca-pris:
ca-pris Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007   Interface Designer
I totally agree on this :)
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:iconmarecki:
marecki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Masz fajny styl swoich prac. Bardzo mi się podoba :)
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Digital Artist
Dziękuję :)
Dobrze się bawię przy fotomanipulacji, to prawie boska moc kreacji rzeczywistości. A mitologia jet kopalnią nowych pomysłow, tylko umiejętności jeszcze zbyt mało, aby je wszystkie zrealizować.
Ale może z czasem ........ :)
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:iconmarecki:
marecki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
życzę Ci, żebys miała chęć do rozwoju :)
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007   Digital Artist
Dziekuję :)
Będę się starała.
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:iconmarecki:
marecki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
czekam na efekty
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:iconflaviacabral:
flaviacabral Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Very,very,Pretty :clap:
I loved :love:
Thank you for using me again sweetheart :smooch:
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:iconumina:
Umina Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Digital Artist
Thanks Flavia :)

How does like oneself you in blue hair?

:hug:
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:iconflaviacabral:
flaviacabral Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I loved my blue hair!! :D
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joaovictorssampaio Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
i gotta tell you girls, i got a  "thing"  for giant girls like this, and i gotta admit, look at a beatifull woman in the position of a godness is something that make me enchanted XD i know it's weird, i'm just trying to say in a polite way that you look just fantastic in this photo. "oh and nice, you are brazilian either XD hahaha what are the odd's" well, i will leave you 2 in peace, just wanted to say that the picture is very beatifull, congratulations for you both. and sorry for the bad spelling, for some reason, when english is on the table, i talk like a gentleman, and write like a monkey...      
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