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Father TimeFather Time has been a prevalent part of many cultures throughout the ages. He is known as Pakiž in some countries and is even referred to as the "personification of time."

He is usually depicted as an elderly bearded man, dressed in a robe, carrying an hourglass representing time's constant movement. This image derives from many sources, including the Grim Reaper and Chronos, the Greek god of time. Though not proven, it is often found that people pair Father Time with Mother Nature as a married couple because of their parental nature.

In some cultures, Father Time is only seen during the New Year. This is because he is thought to hand over the duties of the new year to Baby New Year but again only in some cultures. Many belief that Father Time, like the Grim Reaper, is constantly watching us and has each and every one of our hourglasses slowly decreasing, sand casually slipping through the hands of time.



This site: http://www.novareinna.com/festive/oft.html , has tons of good information on the theories and beliefs of the origins of Father Time. So, if you want to learn more I would recommend going there and browsing through some folklore books because he is bound to be in there.

Father Time with Baby New Year



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Anonymous The sands of time 0 Nov 23 2012, 3:19 AM EST by Anonymous
 
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The sands of time cannot be stopped years pass whether we will them or not, but we can remember.......what has been lost may yet live on in memories, that which you will hear is imperfect and fragmented yet treasure it for without you it does not exist.”
― Christopher Paolini, Inheritance book seires Eragon

A great quote that seems to suit my idea of father time. for he represents time and its unstopable force leving behind only memories of the past. memories that without us would have no meaning.
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Anonymous Chronos 3 Nov 20 2012, 2:09 PM EST by Anonymous
 
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Chronos was not a greek god, he was a titan that the greek gods killed. he was the father in fact.
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Anonymous Grim Reaper 4 Nov 9 2012, 1:09 PM EST by firemusic180
 
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Could Father Time had been thought as the Grim Reaper or a Death God if he was thought to be able to sever time and life? (Just wondering.) Some people I know think that Father Time control life spans and he could also cut it short.
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