->''"The Golden Age has never been the present age. Such judgments are always made in hindsight."''
-->-- '''Creator/BenjaminFranklin'''

A Golden Age is defined by the Webster as ''a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement.'' On this wiki this means a lot of things. You may be looking for the following tropes related to the concept of a Golden Age:

* TheTimeOfMyths
* YeGoodeOldeDays
* EndOfAnAge

You may also be looking for the following historical Golden Ages of various art forms. In this sense, "Golden Age" often refers to the period directly following the medium's creation, at which point it has evolved from mere novelty to recognizable art form:

* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks
* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation
* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood
* TheGoldenAgeOfScienceFiction (circa 1938-1946)
* TheGoldenAgeOfRadio (circa 1925-1950)
** (For whatever reason, the five Golden Ages above were all happening at ''about the same time...'')
* TheGoldenAgeOfTelevision (circa 1950-1960)
* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames (1978-1983)
** [[Analysis/WesternRPG The Golden Age of Western RPG]] (ca. 1981-1993)
* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHipHop
* TheGayNineties and TheEdwardianEra in the USA are often nicknamed as "TheGildedAge" because of the contrast between the flourishing economy and the era's extreme political corruption and social inequality.
* The Golden Age of UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} was from approximately the 8th to 13th century CE. The pop-culture depiction of this is ArabianNightsDays.
* Age of Sail (15711862) is sometimes referred to as Golden Age of Sail. For portrayals of this period in the media, see WoodenShipsAndIronMen.
** UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy (circa 1650-1720) obviously coincides with the Age of Sail.
* In Japan, TheEighties is seen as the golden age of {{Idol Singer}}s
* Era of Group B cars (1982-1986) is seen as the Golden Age of UsefulNotes/WorldRallyChampionship and UsefulNotes/{{Rallying}} in general since it was the period when the sport was at the height of its popularity and the manufacturers had the most amount of freedom in terms of vehicle design.

Or you may be looking for the following works:

* ComicBook/TheGoldenAge, a Creator/DCComics {{Elseworlds}} story.
* GoldenAgeOfAdventurers, a WebComic.