Father Time's Biography

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  Father Time's Biography



Name: Father Time
Alias: Father Time
Birth Place: Unknown
Birth Date: The beginning of time
Current Address: The World
Marital Status: Single
Spouse Name: N/A
Officially Legendary: 625 AD
Legendary Status: Active
DES Codename: Old Timer
Official Signature:

The Biography of Father Time
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Father Time's Biography

This page is a summary of the official biography that is on file.



The Early Years

Father Time is a personification of time. In recent centuries he is usually depicted as an elderly bearded man, sometimes with wings, dressed in a robe and carrying a scythe and an hourglass or other timekeeping device (which represents time's constant one-way movement).

Unrecorded Origins

As an image, "Father Time's origins are curious." The ancient Greeks themselves began to associate chronos, their word for time, with the agricultural god Cronos, who had the attribute of a harvester's sickle. The Romans equated Cronos with Saturn, who also had a sickle, and was treated as an old man, often with a crutch. The wings and hourglass were early Renaissance additions and he eventually became a companion of the Grim Reaper, personification of Death, often taking his scythe. He may have as an attribute a snake with its tail in its mouth, an ancient Egyptian symbol of eternity.

How Father Time Became Legendary

Santa first encountered Father time after he led the elves to the North Pole. It was then that they became great friends and Santa asked Father Time if there were others like him in the world. Father Time knew of the others such as Mother Nature and the Easter Bunny and felt that it would be a great idea for all of them to come together to form The Assembly of Legendary Figures. So, in reality, Father Time is one of the founding members.

Activities Today

Father Time makes his way all around the world and spends a lot of time up at the North Pole since he is close friends with the Claus’. Each year, he makes sure that the New Year is herald in correctly and time begins again for everyone.