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A silver age is a name often given to a particular period within a history, typically as a lesser and later successor to a golden age, the metal silver generally being valuable, but less so than gold. A golden age is a period in a field of endeavour where great tasks were accomplished. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ...


The original Silver Age was one of the five "Ages of Man" described by the ancient poet Hesiod. It began when Deucalion and Pyrrha begot men and women out of rocks after the Deluge. These people lived for one hundred years as children without growing up, then they suddenly aged and died. Zeus destroyed these people because of their impiety. (see Ogygian Deluge) The Ages of Man are the stages of human existence on the Earth according to Classical mythology. ... Bust, traditionally thought to be Seneca, now identified by some as Hesiod. ... Deucalion In Greek mythology, Deucalion, or Deukálion (new-wine sailor) was the name of at least two figures: a son of Prometheus, and a son of Minos. ... Deucalion and Pyrrha throwing rocks that become babies. ... The Deluge by Gustave Doré. The story of a Great Flood sent by a deity or deities to destroy civilization as an act of divine retribution is a widespread theme in myths. ... The Ogygian Deluge is a theoretical flood from Greek mythology. ...


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