GAIA the Greek Goddess of the Earth, was mother to all the Gods according to the ancient Greeks.
In the beginning there was only Chaos, out of which there appeared Gaia they taught, and she gave birth to more than fifty symbolic deities.
In Gaia’s role as mother to the Gods, and employing many fathers, she gave birth to numerous entities, for example Python, Antaeus, Ceto, Charybdis, Echidna, Creusa, Erichthonius, Eurybia, Typhon.
They may have represented the titanic formative and creative forces of Earth’s early history.
The ancients were fond of personifying the natural forces in nature and man, and for good reason.
For them nature was a conscious entity, (Secret Doctrine 1:277-8), “in reality an aggregate of forces manipulated by semi-intelligent beings guided by High Planetary Spirits, whose collective aggregate … constitutes at one and the same time the mind of the Universe and its immutable law.”
“‘Entity’ may be thought a strange term to use in the case of a globe, but, H. P. Blavatsky insists in The Secret Doctrine, “the ancient philosophers, who saw in the earth a huge ‘animal,’ were wiser in their generation than our modern geologists are in theirs.”