"Father Time" seems to be based on the Greek god Chronos
(aka Saturn). I'd be nervous if I was the New Year's Baby
because Chronos ate his children. See for yourself:
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
, "Claudia Medvik"
> "Pope St. Sylvester I (314-335)
> Date of birth unknown; d. 31 December, 335"
> Could the figure of this ancient pope -and probably elderly
pope when he died- be similar to the image of "Old Man Time"?
Santa Claus comes from St. Nicholas. Could Father Time have
come from St. Sylvester? Does anyone know where did the
stories of Father Time and the New Years Baby come from?
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