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A 19th century depiction of Father Time, cradling Baby New Year.

Father Time is a personification of time. He is usually depicted as an elderly bearded man, dressed in a robe, carrying an hourglass or other timekeeping device (representing time's constant movement). This image is culled from several sources, including the Holly King, the Celtic god of the dying year. The Greek gods of time Chronos (embodiment of time in general) and Cronus (equilvalent of Ancient Roman Saturn.) Father Time is the personification of time. ... Father Time and Baby New Year from Frolic & Fun, 1897 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Father Time and Baby New Year from Frolic & Fun, 1897 This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... A typical depiction of the Baby New Year for 2006. ... Phillipp Veits Germania (1877), a personification of Germany. ... Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Hourglass (disambiguation). ... Holly King may refer to: Holly King (actress) (born 1976) - American film actress, TV personality, and reality TV contestant Holly King (artist) (born 1957) - Quebec artist [1] Holly King: Landscapes of the Imagination (ISBN 0-88884-725-4) by Pierre Dessureault Holly King (myth) - A mythical figure [2] Category: ... This article is about the European people. ... Look up deity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Chronos (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... History - Ancient history - Ancient Rome This is a List of Ancient Rome-related topics, that aims to include aspects of both the Ancient Roman Republic and Roman Empire. ...


Because of their similarity in name as pertaining to parental figures, he is sometimes paired with Mother Nature as a married couple. Mother Nature is a mythical personification of nature. ...


In various New Year's Eve customs, Father Time's image is used as the personification of the previous year (or "the Old Year"), who "hands over" the duties of time to the Baby New Year (or "the New Year"). In this case, his old age is emphasized (in particular, he may be depicted walking with the aid of a stick). For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ... A typical depiction of the Baby New Year for 2006. ...


Sometimes, due to the relationship between death and aging, Father Time is associated with the Grim Reaper. It should also be noted that Cronus' weapon was the sickle which he used to reap the harvest. Death, personified is an anthropomorphic figure or a fictional character who has existed in mythology and popular culture since the earliest days of storytelling. ...


Cultural references

The Elgin National Watch Company's Father Time logo.
The Elgin National Watch Company's Father Time logo.

The 1980s television program The Smurfs occasionally featured Father Time as a supporting character. He was shown as the husband of Mother Nature in the series. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Elgin Watch Company (National Watch Company) was founded in 1864. ... “Smurf” redirects here. ... Mother Nature is a mythical personification of nature. ...


Jake Is the Father of father time.


Father Time is mentioned in the movie Donnie Darko. For the fictional character, see Donald Darko. ...


Father Time is mentioned in the Death Cab For Cutie song "What Sarah Said"


A metal figure of Father Time sits upon Lord's Cricket Ground in northwest London. The Pavilion The Grand Stand Match in progress The Media Centre at Lords Cricket Ground This memorial stone to Lord Harris is in the Harris Garden at Lords Lords Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in St Johns Wood in London, at grid reference TQ268827. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


The 1975 stop-motion animated special Rudolph's Shiny New Year featured Father Time, voiced by entertainer Red Skelton. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stop motion animation of a moving coin. ... Rudolphs Shiny New Year is the 1976 stop-motion animated sequel to the 1964 television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, produced by Rankin/Bass. ... Richard Bernard Red Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American comedian whose greatest impact — in a career which began as a teen circus clown and graduated to vaudeville, Broadway, MGM films, and radio — began when he reached television stardom with The Red Skelton Show (NBC, 1951–1952...


In the 2001 film Joe Dirt, Dirt mentions in narration that a composite sketch of his father "turned out looking like Father Time." The sketch did, indeed, resemble popular depictions of Father Time. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Joe Dirt is a 2001 comedy film starring David Spade, Dennis Miller, Christopher Walken, Brittany Daniel, Jaime Pressly, Erik Per Sullivan and Kid Rock. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In The Chronicles of Narnia, Father Time is a giant who spends the entire history of Narnia sleeping in an underground cavern (as revealed in The Silver Chair). He awakes to herald the end of Narnia at Judgement Day in The Last Battle. “Narnia” redirects here. ... The Silver Chair is part of The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels written by C.S. Lewis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony, Chronos is a main character, the Incarnation of Time. Unlike other depictions of Father Time, Chronos is just an office, and any person may take it. Chronos also lives in a different timeframe, having time travel backwards for him instead of forwards, until the moment of his birth/conception, and has to forcibly will himself to live normally in order to interact with mortals and other Incarnations. Incarnations of Immortality is the name of a seven-book fantasy series by Piers Anthony. ... For other uses, see Chronos (disambiguation). ...


In the anime Cardcaptor Sakura, Father Time is depicted as an elderly man sitting with an hourglass in the Clow Card called The Time. The user of this card can influence the passage of time in the world: speeding it up, slowing it down, stopping it entirely, and even turning back the passage of time by a whole day. The Time is one of the more powerful of the Clow Cards and, with exception to The Nothing, can freeze other Cards. Serialized in Nakayoshi Original run 1996 – 2000 No. ... The rear-face design of the Clow Cards The rear-face design of the Sakura Cards The Clow Cards ) are fictional magical items and characters from CLAMPs manga and anime series Cardcaptor Sakura. ...


In Flint the Time Detective, the Old Timer is a variation of Father Time. Flint the Time Detective, known as Space-Time Detective Genshi-kun (時空探偵ゲンシクン Jikū Tantei Genshi-kun) in Japan, was an animated Japanese television series directed by Hiroshi Fukutomi. ...


In The Sims 2: Holiday Party Pack, throwing a new year's eve bash will cause Father Time and Baby New Year to show up. For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ... A typical depiction of the Baby New Year for 2006. ...


In Mario Van Peebles film, Posse (1993 film), "Father Time" is played by Big Daddy Kane. Mario Van Peebles (b. ... Posse is a 1993 Western movie starring Stephen Baldwin, Mario Van Peebles, Billy Zane, Tone Loc, Reginald VelJohnson, Big Daddy Kane, Blair Underwood, Isaac Hayes, and Nipsey Russell. ... Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a record producer/rapper from the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, New York. ...


Father Time appears as a character in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, created by Maxwell Atoms, is an American animated television series that currently airs on Cartoon Network and Teletoon. ...


The Finnish power metal band Stratovarius have a song called "Father Time" on their album Episode. Power metal is a style of heavy metal music typically with the aim of evoking an epic feel, combining characteristics of traditional metal with thrash metal or speed metal, often within symphonic context. ... Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band, formed in 1984, still active today. ... Episode is an album by the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius. ...


Solo artist Richie Sambora has a song called "Father time" on his album Stranger in this Town Richard Stephen Sambora (born on July 11th, 1959), is an American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


In the 2002 film The Santa Clause 2 and its sequel The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Father Time is portrayed as a member of the Council of Legendary Figures. He was portrayed in these films by Peter Boyle who died December 12, 2006. Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. ... Peter Lawrence Boyle (October 18, 1935 – December 12, 2006)[1][2] was an Emmy Award-winning American actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Frank Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. ...


The comic strip Frank and Ernest depicts Father Time and/or Baby New Year at the end or beginning of every year. Frank and Ernest is a comic strip created and illustrated by Bob Thaves. ... A typical depiction of the Baby New Year for 2006. ...


The webcomic Sluggy Freelance depicts Father Time as an overseer of time and the holidays. Sluggy Freelance is a popular, long-running webcomic written and drawn by Pete Abrams. ...


See also

“Grim Reaper” redirects here. ... is the Sanskrit for time (from a root to enumerate; unrelated to black whence ). It denotes a fixed or right point in time (compare rtu, kairos). ... For other uses, see Chronos (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

External link

  • Old Father Time

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