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Fortuna
AKA: Tyche (Greek Equivalent)
Origin: Ancient Rome
History:
Roman Goddess of luck, fate and fortune, as you can guess she was a popular goddess to worship and had many temples dedicated to her. Fortuna is depicted as having wings, and being blind to show that luck/fate/fortune befalls whoever whenever equally.Fortuna balances on a globe and often times she has a cornucopia in her arms, which is a symbol of good overflowing from her hands. She can either give people good or bad luck, all just depending on the luck of the draw. (Ha, see how I mentioned luck? And she’s the goddess of, yeah no, I’ll stop now.)
She didn’t disappear as Christianity took hold of the Roman Empire, if anything she flourished even more as the Middle Ages kicked in, people love beautiful goddesses with wings. She was mentioned in books, paintings, and poems, but in some works she was portrayed as a “fake deity” and only “the bad worship her”. Well to each their own, right?
What if I see her?
She’s a benevolent goddess, so nothing to fear there. Just invite her to Las Vegas or to a casino, that should be fun.

Fortuna

AKA: Tyche (Greek Equivalent)

Origin: Ancient Rome

History:

Roman Goddess of luck, fate and fortune, as you can guess she was a popular goddess to worship and had many temples dedicated to her. Fortuna is depicted as having wings, and being blind to show that luck/fate/fortune befalls whoever whenever equally.Fortuna balances on a globe and often times she has a cornucopia in her arms, which is a symbol of good overflowing from her hands. She can either give people good or bad luck, all just depending on the luck of the draw. (Ha, see how I mentioned luck? And she’s the goddess of, yeah no, I’ll stop now.)

She didn’t disappear as Christianity took hold of the Roman Empire, if anything she flourished even more as the Middle Ages kicked in, people love beautiful goddesses with wings. She was mentioned in books, paintings, and poems, but in some works she was portrayed as a “fake deity” and only “the bad worship her”. Well to each their own, right?

What if I see her?

She’s a benevolent goddess, so nothing to fear there. Just invite her to Las Vegas or to a casino, that should be fun.

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