Fortune

Fortune

in Roman and Greek mythology, "chance." This goddess, called Tyche by the Greeks, was represented at AEgira, in Achaia, in a small temple, by the horn of Amalthaea, and a small winged Cupid, which signified that the love-affairs of men were furthered more by fortune than by beauty. Pindar, therefore, called her one of the Parcae, or goddesses of destiny. The Fortuna of the Romans had temples in various parts of the city, and in several cities of the empire, those at Antium (Horace, Od. 1:35) and Fraeneste being the most celebrated.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

 
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