In Greek Mythology, Gaia is the personification of Earth. Gaia is also the mother of the primal Greek Mother Goddess: creator and giver of birth to the Earth and all the Universe. Gaia reigned over their union with Uranus (the sky), while the sea-gods were, additionally born from her union with Pontus (the sea). This piece is the best possible representation of the name Gaia - with the ever-so-classic Fab Egg design now suspended inside a fat can as if it’s yet another creation by the Greek Goddess Gaia. As if the water surrounding it within the fat can is symbolizing Pontus, the sea.
Speaking of sea... the Gaia takes quite a bit of water when filling it up for use, approximately 500ml or half a liter. So make sure you’re properly equipped for “Mama Gaia”. Additionally, emptying and cleaning Mama is not the easiest thing - when you go to pour out the water, there is only one route (ideally) and that is the narrow L shaped extrusion from the top of the egg, where it connects to the joint. The water doesn’t start to travel down that pipe until you’ve rotated Mama too much, to the point where water starts coming out go the mouth piece. By this point you have water pouring out of the joint onto your hand and water coming out of the top splashing on your forearm… This sucks, but it’s ok. You grab a paper tower and dry yourself off, while simultaneously looking back at Mama Gaia and reminiscing about the experience you just had and how great that hit was. Oh, what’s that? Suddenly getting a little water on you doesn’t seem so bad, does it?
With that said, Mama Gaia is a great piece. I would recommend this piece for dry herbs over concentrates, mainly because it’s just a great flower piece. When hitting the piece, it has high resistance as if it were a slighter larger piece, but it’s still very “airy” and easy to clear as if it was much smaller. This piece will get dirty and will be a pain to clean, although most of the filth won’t be around the egg - and since there is so much water, it’s bound to get washed out when you empty it. As for concentrates, it’s still great. I would almost only recommend a quartz banger for this piece, my second would be a ceramic nail of your preference. Like I said, it’s a larger hit than you expect - just take a deep breath and you’ll be fine. Take care of Mama.