Five Ages

Greek - The intervals in the development of the human race. The first age, the Age of Gold, was one of revelry and happiness, free of disease and old age. Next came the Age of Silver in which men became arrogant and were destroyed by Zeus for neglecting the gods of Olympus. In the Age of Bronze which followed, men discovered metals, became brutal and killed each other in war. The fourth age was the Age of Heroes, those born of the union of gods and humans, characterised by the classical heroes of Greek myths. The final period is the Age of Iron where men must work and where evil opposes good. In some accounts, referred to as Five Ages.

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