A: The Greek god Cronus, known to the Romans as Saturn, god of agriculture, is thought to be the source of the image of the bearded, scythe-carrying old man known as Father Time. Saturn is typically associated with the sowing of seeds and the tilling of the soil.
Correspondingly, is Father Time the Grim Reaper?
The Grim Reaper is the personification of death, while Father Time is the personification of the passage of time. They are similar, but not identical concepts. They both are usually depicted carrying scythes (the farm tool used to cut down wheat for threshing).
Furthermore, is Mother Nature married to Father Time? Father Time is married to Mother Earth; just as the Grim Reaper, the personification of Death, is married to Life who is pictured as a young lady in artwork. Father Time is married to Mother Earth; just as the Grim Reaper, the personification of Death, is married to Life who is pictured as a young lady in artwork.
Then, why do they call it Father Time?
Father Time’s image comes from the ancient Roman god of time, Saturn. The ancient Greeks often referred to Saturn as Kronos or Chronos, which means “time.”
Why does Father Time carry a sickle?
The sickle, used by Cronus and Saturn, has became symbolic not of the castration of one’s own father but of the unrelenting flow of time. It was the sickle, or scythe, which had emasculated Uranus/Saturn, thereby enabling the next generation to rule, thereby continuing the cycle of birth-life-death.