is derived from the conjunction of the Greek word for the Earth, Geos, and the term for "to measure", metros. Literally then, Geometry means "to measure the Earth". According to the Greek legends the first things created out of the "chaos" were the earth, Gaia and the sky, Ouranos (which would become Uranus in Latin). The Greek word Gaia was a name not only for the earth, but for the goddess of the Earth. Although the Greeks and the Latins pronounced the word Gay' yuh it came into English pronounced more like Jee' uh from which we get the many Geos rooted words such as geography and geology.