Looking for Earth Information?Earth is the only planet whose name is not derived from Greek/Roman mythology. Earth comes from Old English and Germanic. In Roman Mythology, the goddess of the Earth was Tellus - the fertile soil, while the Greek goddes was Gaia, terra mater - Mother Earth.
"The earth was made so various, that the mind
Of desultory man, studious of change
And pleased with novelty, might be indulged."
William Cowper (1731–1800)
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