Gender in personifications - why is it Father Time, Mother Nature, Lady Luck?I have always wondered what is the reason for personifying something as distinctly male or female which is abstract/non-human. Some examples: Father Time, Mother Nature, Lady Luck.
Do you know why -
Time is personified as a Father?
Nature is personified as a Mother?
Luck is personified as a Lady?
I looked up the above on the Net. It seems that Nature, like a mother, gives life & nurtures & for the same reason we refer to the earth as Mother Earth; Father Time is a reference to Greek mythology; Lady Luck is a reference to the Roman Goddess of fortune, Fortuna.
Members can come up with such gender personifications & share in one to two lines why they are so personified (no Ph.D. thesis please!). Each member can give up to 3 such personifications. You can also state some of your own creative reasons for these personifications!