Shakespeare remains so popular because he wrote about timeless human experiences: love and fear and envy, anger and revenge and jealousy, ambition and regret and guilt.
Further, as the causes are eternal, timeless, so creation is eternal, timeless.
This is in accordance with the characteristic of prophecy, which sees in "timeless sequence" events which are historically separated from one another.
The timeless foreknowledge of the Deity foresees human actions as contingent, not as causally determined.
In this primeval, or rather timeless because ever-proceeding, sacrifice, time itself, in the shape of its unit the year, is made to take its part, inasmuch as the three seasons - spring, summer and autumn - of which it consists, constitute the ghee (clarified butter), the offering-fuel and the oblation respectively.