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* GAIA, meaning Earth, elated to the Avestan word gaiia ‘life;’ cf. Av. gaēθā ‘(material) world, totality of creatures’ and gaēθiia ‘belonging to/residing in the worldly/material sphere, material’; or perhaps Av, gairi ‘mountain’. Gaia is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess. She is the immediate parent of Uranus (the sky), from whose sexual union she bore the Titans (themselves parents of many of the Olympian gods) and the Giants, and of Pontus (the sea), from whose union she bore the primordial sea gods.
Mai Tai is an alcoholic cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur and lime juice, associated with Polynesian-style settings. “Maita’i” is the Tahitian word for “good”.