Time and fate deities

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Time and fate deities are personifications of time, often in the sense of human lifetime and human fate, in polytheistic religions. In monotheism, Time can still be personified, as in Father Time in European folklore, or Zurvan in Persian (Zoroastrian) tradition. In the book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew Bible, the terms עדן `iddan "time" vs. זמן zĕman "season" express a contrast similar to that of Greek Chronos vs. Kairos.

Ancient Near East[edit]

Ancient Egyptian religion[edit]

Assyro-Babylonian religion[edit]

Classical Antiquity[edit]

Ancient Greek religion[edit]

Ancient Roman religion[edit]

Europe[edit]

Etruscan[edit]

Norse[edit]

Baltic[edit]

  • Aušra, goddess of the dawn
  • Bezelea, Lithuanian goddess of the evening
  • Brėkšta, Lithuanian goddess of twilight
  • Dalia
  • Dekla, Latvian goddess of fate
  • Gegute, Lithuanian goddess of time
  • Kruonis, Lithuanian goddess of time
  • Laima, Lithuanian goddess of fate
  • Lauma
  • Prakorimas, Lithuanian supreme god whose function is similar to that of Praamžius
  • Praamžius, Lithuanian supreme god who determines the fates of all life, the world, and the other gods. He is also the husband of the Mother Goddess Lada
  • Veliuona, Lithuanian goddess of death, the afterlife, and eternity
  • Verpėja, Lithuanian goddess who weaves the thread of one's life

Slavic[edit]

  • Sudenitsa, three sisters who determine the fate of one's life
  • Sudice, Czech goddesses of fate
  • Sudz, Polish goddesses of fate
  • Ustrecha, Russian goddess of chance

Romanian[edit]

Other European[edit]

Asia[edit]

Bali[edit]

Buddhism[edit]

Hinduism[edit]

The Philippines[edit]

Tibet[edit]

  • Lhamo, goddess of time and fate

Zoroastrianism[edit]

Africa[edit]

Igbo[edit]

Nubia[edit]

Yoruba[edit]

Americas[edit]

Lakota[edit]

  • Anpao, dual-faced god of the dawn

See also[edit]