Father Time Statue
Size: 10.75 in High (27.30cm)
Material: cold cast bronze
Weight (lbs): 2.5 lbs
Chronos is the personification of Time in pre-Socratic philosophy and later
Chronos was imagined as a god, serpentine in form, with three heads—those of a
man, a bull, and a lion. He and his consort, serpentine Ananke (Inevitability),
circled the primal world egg in their coils and split it apart to form the
ordered universe of earth, sea and sky.
Chronos was confused with, or perhaps consciously identified with, due to the
similarity in name, the Titan Cronus already in antiquity, the identification
becoming more widespread during the Renaissance, giving rise to the allegory of
"Father Time" wielding the harvesting scythe.
He was depicted in Greco-Roman mosaics as a man turning the Zodiac Wheel.
Chronos, however, might also be contrasted with the deity Aion as Eternal Time.
Chronos is usually portrayed through an old, wise man with a long, grey beard,
such as "Father Time". Some of the current English words whose
etymological root is khronos/chronos include chronology, chronometer, chronic,
anachronism, and chronicle.
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