Time Symbolism in Masonry

Therefore "Time" is God. From him emanates Chaos and Aether, Chronos makes an [Orphic] Egg of the Chaos, surrounded by the Aether and from this springs the golden winged Eros-Phanes [the Sun]. Zeus, according to the Orphic poets, is the "Soul of the World." - Hermetic Masonry by Frank C. Higgins.