Time is hard to track, especially before it’s been invented. In Sangrar, Finbardin invented time, but the Age of Beginnings began (haha) long before before the Primals had even imagined that there would ever be a Finbardin, so it’s hard to say just how long the Age of Beginnings lasted. Most of my information came from Kandol and his source was Celetran, the Lady of Esel, and she was a young whippersnapper compared Finbardin. Luckily, my vantage point in the Greater Realm, where time works differently, let me peek into the past and see some of it for myself. Thank you, Herald!
|The Age of Beginnings|
|Many ages||Zuras and Majestrix, the Primals awaken in the Void and wander|
|…||The Primals discover the Flame of Creation and Bayonell the Herald, aka the Ancient One|
|Five ages||The Primals give birth to the five Elemenes – Air, Earth, Fire, Water and Spirit.|
|…||The Primals raise the Girdle, a shroud formed from their will to protect against the Void|
|A long age||The Primals make the Realms of Heaven|
|A long age||The Primals enjoy the Feast of Creation, during which Sangar is formed, plants and animals are brought into the world, and Bayonell creates the three Suns, Edda, Imma and Olla in the image of Arra, the Sun of Heaven|
So, either the Age of Beginnings wasn’t very long at all (there’s only five rows in the table) or it was incredibly long (many ages + five ages + two long ages). Take your pick, but don’t waste too much time wondering how long an age lasts in this context. It doesn’t really matter all that much.