God of the Week: Fortuna

09/20/2010: Fortuna
Fortuna was the Roman goddess of luck (good or bad, she didn’t care). Her festival was celebrated on June 24th.
Tyche was worshipped in Eome under the name of Fortuna, and held a position of much greater importance among the Romans than the Greeks.
In later times Fortuna is never represented either winged or standing on a ball; she merely bears the cornucopia. It is evident, therefore, that she had come to
be regarded as the goddess of good luck only, who brings blessings to man, and not, as with the Greeks, as the personification of the fluctuations of fortune.
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