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

Ancient Egyptian religion

Assyro-Babylonian religion

Classical Antiquity

Ancient Greek religion

Ancient Roman religion

Europe

Etruscan

Norse

Baltic

  • 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

  • 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

Other European

Asia

Bali

Buddhism

Hinduism

The Philippines

Tibet

  • Lhamo, goddess of time and fate

Zoroastrianism

Africa

Igbo

Nubia

Yoruba

Americas

Lakota

  • Anpao, dual-faced god of the dawn

See also



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