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    Posted: 13-Jul-2006 at 02:59
I was just wondering if anyone knew of past peoples of any region   
that worshipped 'Time' as in: A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. Basically, the noun def.
 
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Originally posted by Arevalorum

I was just wondering if anyone knew of past peoples of any region   
that worshipped 'Time' as in: A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future. Basically, the noun def.
 
I hope for many replies.
 
Time is not necessary linear in philosofical thinking. It could be a circle or a chain of circles.
 
In my opiniion the Time is an idea too abstract to be the basis of a popular deity. There is a book of the late professor Kkosy (a leading Hungarian egyptologist) titled The time god of Alexandria. I will look for some useful info in this question.
 
My avatar also could be a symbol of time an uroboros.


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Thanks for your response. I will also look into the book mentioned.

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Probably most people just took Time as inevitable and therefore let it be without honouring or sacrificing ot it, it might be actually possible that some hated Time for going on..

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The Greek god Chronos, the oldest of them, born out of primeval Chaos, represents time (Chronos means Time). He was associated with the planet we, like the Romans, call Saturn, which of all the then-known planets has the longest cyclical period (what we would now see as its period of revolution around the sun).
 
There is confusion between Chronos, the Titan Cronus, and the Roman god Saturn, whose attributes and mythological career were all mixed up together.
 
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  Quote Raider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14-Jul-2006 at 03:19
In the Ancient Egypt time was a chain of circles. There was a great beginning, when the first mound emerged from the ancinet waters and there was a great end, but within this timeline the world symbolicaly destroyed every night and rebirthed every mornig as Ra defeated the Apep, the serpent of darkness, with the help of Set.
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im not sure but i think the Aztec people also understood time in that way. From what i understand is that they believed the world would destroy itself to be reborn  and that it had done so 3 or 4 times already though im not too sure.. can someone shed light on this ?
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  Quote malizai_ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-Aug-2006 at 19:08
I believe in the Koran it says: "Do not curse time for i am time"
I find that quite profound a statement when ascribed to God.
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