Chronos

In Greek mythology, Chronos (Ancient Greek: Χρόνος) in pre-Socratic philosophical works is said to be the personification of time. He is also the god of space. He emerged from the primordial Chaos. He is sometimes mythologically confused with the Titan Cronus (Ancient Greek: Κρόνος). He was depicted in Greco-Roman mosaics as a man turning the Zodiac Wheel. Often the figure is named Aeon (Eternal Time), a common alternate name for the god. His name actually means “Time”, and is alternatively spelled Khronos (transliteration of the Greek), Chronus (Latin version; not to be confused with Cronus). Some of the current English words which show a tie to khronos/chronos and the attachment to time are chronology, chronic, and chronicle. Chronos is usually portrayed through an old, wise man with a long, gray beard; an example of him portrayed in modern times would be as “Father Time“.

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