The definition of Gaia is a figure from Greek mythology who was the goddess of the earth.
An example of Gaia is the mother of the Titans.
- After her immigration to Rome she is said to have received the name Gaia Caecilia.
- 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).
- There was a statue of her as Gaia Caecilia in the temple of Sancus, which possessed magical powers.
- 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.