Abstract ideas like death or the passage of time can be hard to visualize.

That’s why ancient mythology, art, and literature use personifications

(human images that represent things or concepts) to convey those ideas.

One of the best-known personifications is "Father Time".
You might see "Father Time" in art or read about him in literature. There are also several statues, monuments, and sculptures around the world that are dedicated to "Father Time". With his imagery so prevalent across Europe, the United States, and much of the rest of the world, it’s common to wonder: Who is Father Time?
Father Time is a human representation of time itself. He symbolizes the abstract concept of time as well as the constant, one-way movement of time.
Father Time usually takes the form of an elderly man, and he sometimes holds a scythe, an hourglass or clock.

You can also see Father Time pictured with other personification figures, including Mother Nature, Baby New Year, and the Grim Reaper.
Father Time’s image and depiction have changed slightly over the centuries, but what he represents has remained mostly the same.



Chronos is the personification of time in Greek mythology. 
He is sometimes called Aeon or Time. He is usually portrayed as a wise old man with a long grey beard and is sometimes referred to as "Father Time". He is also depicted with wings as in "Tempus Fugit" (Time Flies"). He is the father of Horae ("hours"), of Aether ("Upper sky"), and of Eros (The God of love.) He is the representation of Past, Present, Future and Eternity. He is said to have been the first to exist, created as part of the Big Bang. Effects are always perceived as "Present", but causes can be seen as either "Past", "Present" or "Future". Without these concepts there would be no before and after; no cause and effect. There would be no perception of time as all things would be perceived simultaneously.  There would be no life without Chronos. Some of the current English words with an etymological root of khronos/chronos include chronology, chronometer, chronic, anachronism and chronicle. He could be compared to the Hebrew God Yahweh who is also said to hold the whole universe, including the concept of time in his grip and, if he so desired, could usher the world out of existence or into total chaos. 


What is time after all?

Our understanding: Time was created by mankind as a numerical representation of the position of planets and all celestial bodies in the universe.

The universe is in constant motion and time defines exact past, present and future positions.

The present is the exact moment or second in time that we are all living.
The moment you are reading this is defined as the "Present".
Now in this new paragraph, the "Present" written in the above phrase is already past. 

And what is the future?

The future is a predictable forecast of future celestial positions. You can forecast the future positions of celestial bodies in the universe, therefore, future celestial events can be predicted with precision and accuracy.

Time = Motion
Motion = Time

Motion will exist wether we like or not. The universe is in constant motion and will stay moving until the end of times, or the end of the universe, so, time will exist as long as motion still exists in the universe.


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