Monday, June 18, 2012

Monster Monday - Monstrous Daddies: Father Time

Old Father Time may be a far less monstrous version of the terrifying Grim Reaper, but make no mistake, the clock eventually stops here.

Generally depicted as an elderly bearded man dressed in a robe, carrying a scythe and an hour glass, Father Time symbolizes the flow of time and its effects. His old body is a reminder that time is the devourer of all things and his life will run out – hopefully in peace.

But we wouldn’t count on it.

Also known as Chronus, the Greek god Lord of time, Father Time has had more than his 15 minutes of fame, gracing the film, literature and mythological stages in various forms such as a serpentine with three heads – a man, a bull, and a lion. 

Survival Tip: Unfortunately, we’ve yet to discover the elusive Fountain of Youth so there’s no real escape from the grand daddy of the inevitable. We’d advise a lifestyle of healthy food, regular exercise…you get the idea.


  1. This is the 'monster' that gets us all - every single one. :)

  2. No escape from Father Time. A cruel monster indeed.
    - Maurice Mitchell
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