Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everybody (those of you on the Julian calendar, at least)! Fun fact: Zeus's father, the Titan Kronos, is the origin of the familiar figure of Father Time. Think about it: big guy, flowing beard, carries a sickle-- they're the same guy! Every December in Ancient Rome, Kronos (under his Latin name, Saturn) was celebrated with a huge festival called the Saturnalia, wherein people exchanged gifts and made merry. Sound familiar? With his major festival coming so close to the end of the year, and as a god of time already, is it any wonder that Kronos became Father Time?

Hope you all have a wonderful and prosperous New Year!

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