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Gäa – a Song about the Mother Goddess by Oonagh

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A panel of from the Ara Pacis altar in Rome, 13 BC, believed to depict the earth goddess Tellus who is the Roman counterpart of the Greek goddess Gaia). Photo by xlibber [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Modified.

“Gäa” is a modern song about the Spiritual Mother/Mother Goddess by German singer and songwriter Oonagh.

Gäa is the German spelling of Gaia, who is described as the Mother Goddess of the earth (also known as “Mother Earth”) in Greek mythology.

Similar to many other Spiritual Mother figures around the world,1 Gaia is a representation of the feminine creative force found throughout the universe as well as the Spiritual Mother each person has within as an aspect of their higher Being.2

Here are a few of the lyrics from the song in which Oonagh sings about the mother goddess Gaia and her role in the universe:

She lives in us, in fields and forests
Preserves the world, gives shape to the Earth.
Gaia, Gaia, Gaia – Fire and water
Gaia, Gaia, Gaia – Air and Earth
Gaia, Gaia, Gaia – Mother of all things, of all that lives
Gaia, Gaia, Gaia – Fire and water
Gaia, Gaia, Gaia – Air and Earth
Gaia, Gaia, Gaia – Voice of (all) voices, show us the way

This song has been recently added to the modern music section in our music gallery, and Oonagh’s performance of it can be seen below:

Note: this video is distributed in North America by a different company, so if you are in Canada or the USA, see this video instead:

The English translation of the entire song is available here.

More modern songs related to the Mother Goddess can be found here:

Songs about the Spiritual Mother


Featured Image By © Jörgens.mi /, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikipedia.


  1.  The Mother Goddess is found in many other cultures around the world such as Durga and Kali (Hindu,) Isis, Hathor and Sekhmet (Ancient Egypt,) Inanna (Sumerian,) Pachamama (Inca) and many others.  

  2. In the Religion of the Sun, the Spiritual Mother plays an essential role as she guides a person along the path of the sun, and has the ability to permanently free a person from their egos. More information about the Mother Goddess can be found in:
    Belsebuub and Angela Pritchard, The Path of the Spiritual Sun: Celebrating the Solstices and Equinoxes (Mystical Life Publications, revised second edition, July 2017), 80. 

About the author

Vida Norris

Vida Norris is a writer and researcher who contributes to the SpiritualSun.com. With a background in permaculture design and landscaping, Vida has a deep interest in the ancient civilizations who practiced the Religion of the Sun and how they lived sustainably and with seemingly higher consciousness and interest in spirituality. She explores ancient sacred sites and pores over ancient texts, with the hope of bringing back the relevance of the Religion of the Sun to those interested in spirituality today.

9 Comments

  • There is alot of reverence and feeling for the divine in the video, it does make me want to go outside and look at the world and be grateful.

  • The more I listen to this song the more I can get over the ‘pop beat’ (which, granted, probably is a big factor in what allows it to fit into popular music). What remains is wonderful though! The meaning of the lyrics and how she delivers them in the song (the video’s natural scenery really adds to it too)
    make you feel and consider that mysterious presence, which is all around, of the mother goddess.

    “Du bist in uns, wir sind in dir.”
    You are within us, we are in you.

    “Du webst die Welt bis ans ende der Zeit.”
    You weave the world until the end of time.

    “Spür ihr Herz – es schlägt in uns.”
    Feel her heart – it beats in us.

    All of the text is really good actually in trying to tune in to that energy of the mother goddess. And I really love the rhythmic use of the harp with those soft spoken but meaningful words!

    Like a child searching. Isn’t that innate search for our mother goddess amazing. I mean where is she? Who has seen her? What is this lady singing about?…… yet within we all know— feel rather, that she is real and we get glimpses of that in all those things this song describes. When we’re clear and aware and are able to tune in to nature, then we can feel and breath in her presence. And underneath many a person’s search really, is the search to feel that energy.

    It was so interesting to read about the autumn equinox in the Path of the Spiritual Sun book. (paraphrasing in my own lesser words here) Where it explains that it’s her energy, of the mother goddess, which is what gives the life to the ego’s too.

    Perhaps the ‘foolish one’ pursues that energy of the mother in those lower states trying to find happiness, the wise one searches to reach it in a pure form.

    Anyway not to get get too much off track. Absolutely lovely sentiment this music video is spreading, like Jordan mentioned I hope it can reach many people (especially teens as there is so much dark music out there right now.)

  • Thanks Vida. It’s rare to find a popular modern artist singing about important spiritual topics – and this video (the North American one) has over 6.5 million views! I hope Oonagh keeps going with songs like this which help spread spiritual concepts and topics in a way that reaches so many people around the world.

  • I love this song and music video. It makes me feel how truly magnificent Mother Earth is. I want to go outside and connect with the Mother Goddess, so that she may show me the way 🙂

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