Anonymous asked: What do you know about Khronos, the god of time? I have been trying to find information on Him, but not much has come up.. I would like to build a shrine in honor of Him :)
Khronos (Χρονος); creator of the Gods and Lord of Time. In the Orphic cosmogony, Khronos was alone in the void. He created both Aether and Khaos who produced the Primordial Egg from with the hermaphroditic Theos Protogonos emerged. From Him, Ouranos was born, making Khronos, Kronos’ great-grandfather. They are neither the same God, nor do They rule over the same domains; Kronos—considered a harvest God for his link to the Golden Age—is outdated by Khronos by a few generations. Outside of the Orphic Theogonies, Khronos, god of time, and Kronos, father of Zeus, are usually identical, although a lot of confusion between the two now stems from the Roman deity of Saturn, who is a harvest God, Father Time and the father of Jupiter—Zeus’ equivalent—combined.
Khronos was imagined as an incorporeal God, serpentine in form, with three heads—that of a man, a bull, and a lion. He and his consort Ananke (Inevitability), another Theoi with a serpentine form, are said to have continued to circle the cosmos after creation; their passage drives the circling of heaven and the eternal passage of time.
To decorate a shrine, make use of serpentine themes; use snake figurines, snake skins or anything else that reminds you of snakes. An egg (either real or made of gemstone) could serve as a good centrepiece. It is interesting to note, by the way, that most protective and purifying Theoi were depicted as snakes, and snakes in general were considered good omens of Agathós Daímōn, and were said to promote healing.
I hope this helps! Good luck in your worship :)