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Erda an Earth Goddess. To the ancient Greeks, she was Rhea or Gaea. Perceiving the earth as our primordial teacher, they described her as a great vibrant being, a living breathing body, a heart, a spirit, a soul, a Goddess. The Northern European named her Erda, Earth, Ertha, Utha, Herth and Edda and the Romans named her Terra Firma.
'Erda' is the name of an ancient European earth goddess, from which the english word ‘earth’ was derived and the German word 'Erde', meaning earth. The name is used in the spirit of Gaia, respecting planet earth as a single living organism of which we are an integral part.
by planetatierra February 04, 2010