Once upon a time " Before there was land or sea, people or gods, nothing existed except chaos" (Creation 19). Nothing existed, "even time did not exist" (Creation 19).
After a while, "chaos divided itself into the earth, sky and sea. One goddess came into being without being born to any mother. Her name was Gaia, which means earth" (Creation 19). After she came to existence, everything started to create.
However, Gaia was getting lonely and "began to long for children to help populate and rule [this] magnificent new world" (Creation 1). On her own, she bore herself a son, Uranus.
After Uranus grew up, "Gaia and Uranus had children together" (Creation 19). Their first three children "were monster, called the hundred handed-ones" (Creation 20). Gaia "loved her children" (Creation 20).
However, "Uranus was afraid that someday one of these children will overthrow him" (Creation 20). Because of this fear, Uranus hated all of his children and forced them back into Gaia's womb.
Her first children, pushed back into her womb. Her second set of children, "these were more monstrous children. These were giants called cyclopes" (Creation 20). They had a single eye in the middle of their forehead.