The Fourth World Timeline
Adapted from the New Gods Secret Files (1998)
The First World
19 billion years ago: The Source creates (and is created by) the Universe
18 billion years ago: The Godworld forms out of native elements
The Second World
17 billion years ago: Life appears on the Godworld
15 billion years ago: Humanoid life attains "godhood"on the Godworld
5 billion years ago—Ragnarok: The Old Gods die, which generates the Godwave: Star Sol ignites
4.8 billion years ago: Apokolips and New Genesis begin to form from GodWorld remnants
4.5 billion years ago: Planet Earth begins to form from dust and gases around Sol
4.3 billion years ago: Life appears on Apokolips and New Genesis
The Third World
4 billion years ago: Life appears on Earth
40,000 years ago: The Godwave passes over Earth
40,000 BCE: The New Gods visit Earth and build four cities, Falias, Findias, Murias and Gorias. They create the first great Earth hero, borne of god and Neanderthal: Aurakles, the original super-hero. (Seven Soldiers Special #1)
35,000 years ago: First terrestrial Gods appear
The Fourth World
30,000 years ago: Denizens of Apokolips and New Genesis attain "godhood"
25,000 years ago: Birth of Izaya on New Genesis, birth of Drax, son of Heggra, on Apokolips
24,000 years ago: Birth of Uxas, son of Heggra, on Apokolips
15,000 years ago: Uxas visits Earth; begins schism in neophyte Greco-Roman gods
14,000 years ago: First known appearance of Metron
1,350 years ago: Uxas forced to marry Tigra
1,300 years ago: Uxas becomes Darkseid, places pregnant Tigra in Bio-freeze, Drax becomes Infinity Man
1,200 years ago: Darkseid meets and secretly marries his true love, the sorceress Suli. Kalibak is born.
1,000 years ago: Izaya's wife Avia is murdered by Steppenwolf. War begins. Rebounding godwave passes Earth for second time. Demigods appear.
350 years ago: Darkseid's wife Suli is killed by Desaad. Darkseid orders Desaad to kill Heggra. Darkseid becomes ruler of Apokolips
310 years ago: Tigra released from Bio-freeze. Orion is born on Apokolips
305 years ago: Wounded Izaya crashes on unnamed planet, meets and marries his second wife, Vayla.
301 years ago: Izaya returns to war, Scott Free born as his mother Vayla dies
300 years ago—the Pact: Izaya becomes Highfather and brokers peace with Darkseid
250 years ago: Big Barda is born on Apokolips
1802: Scott Free escapes to Earth and marries Francine "Fancy" Goodbody (who dies in 1856)
7 years ago: Superman meets the Forever People
6 Years ago: Barda comes to Earth.