The first extant account of the successive
ages of mankind comes from Works and Days of the Greek poet Hesiod.
His list is:
Golden Age is the only age
that falls within the rule of Kronos.
Molded out of the earth through the
hands of Prometheus, these
humans were said to live among
the gods, and freely mingled with them.
harmony prevailed during this age.
People did not labor to
feed themselves, earth provided abundant food.
They lived to a
youthful old age and eventually died peacefully.
Their spirits live on
Cratylus recounts the golden race of men who came first.
clarifies that Hesiod did not mean men literally made of gold, but
good and noble.
describes these men as daemons upon the earth.
Since daimones is
derived from daemones, meaning knowing or wise, they are
preventing ills, and
The Silver Age and every age that follows fall within the
rule of the successor and son of Kronos,
Zeus carved these humans out of
the Ash tree.
Men lived for
one hundred years under the
dominion of their mothers.
They lived only a short time as grown
adults, and spent that time in strife.
When men refused to worship the
gods Zeus destroyed them for
After death, humans of this age became "blessed spirits" of the
of the Bronze Age were hardened,
war was their purpose and
Their arms and tools were forged of bronze as was their
The men of this Age were undone by
their own violent ways and left no named spirits; instead, they dwell in the
"dank house of Hades".
This Age came to an end with the
Flood of Deucalion.
The Heroic Age is the one
age that does not correspond with any metal.
It is also the only age
that improves upon the age it follows.
These humans were forged from
the bones of the earth (stones) through the actions of Deucalion and Pyrrha.
In this period men lived with noble demigods and
It was the heroes
of this Age who fought at Thebes and Troy.
This race of humans died and
went to Elysium.
himself in the Iron
During this age humans live
an existence of toil and
their parents, brother fights with brother.
social contract between
guest and host (xenia) is forgotten.
right, and bad men use
lies to be thought good.
People no longer feel shame
or indignation at wrongdoing.
Babies will be born
with gray hair and the gods will
have completely forsaken humanity: "there will be no help against
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