Unrevealed; Gaea is her Greek name
Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Great Mother, Aditi, Akka, Ala, Ammaveru, Citlacicue, Coatilique, Danu, Eithinoha, Erce, Hou-Tou, Jord, Nana, Nertha, Ninhursag, Nokomis, Pachamama, Prakriti, Rangi, Vaat, Yo, others
Believed to be a fictional being by most
Place of Birth
Dr. Strange #6 (1975)
Thor Annual #10 (1982), Silver Surfer Annual #2 (1989)
Gaea became the mother god to virtually all of the pantheons of later gods in humanity, receiving many different names. In her guise of Jord she mated with the Asgardian god Odin to conceive Thor. A millennium ago she learned of humanity's future judgment by the Celestials and organized goddesses of numerous pantheons to gather the best examples of humanity. This resulted in the Young Gods, whose existence swayed the Celestials to judge in humanity's favor in the 21st century.Gaea continues to grant power to many who call on her, from the ancient Sisters of Danu to the modern Ardina, Brother Nature, Clea, Dark Mairi, Doctor Strange, the Neurii, the god Prometheus, and Topaz. She has even directed opposition to threats such as Dormammu (who once held her prisoner until she channeled the life force of every being on Earth to banish him) and Maelstrom. Her pain resulting from the harm humanity had done to Earth, nearly drove the mutant Humus Sapien to take the lives of all mankind. She was captured by the extradimensional scientist Yandroth and forced to place a curse on the earliest Defenders, compelling them to gather to oppose threats to Earth. She continued to perpetuate this curse herself for a time, pleased to have even unwilling protectors, but she dissolved it after the Defenders became corrupt due to Yandroth's influence. She informed Nighthawk that he would have the power to summon them should the need arise.