Tyche
"luck, chance, fate"

Goddess of blind fate and chance, Tyche was often made he patron and personification of many cities during the Hellenistic years.

She was the daughter of Zeus and was worshipped widely. When Palamedes invented the dice, he dedicated the first pair to her.

Tyche was represented in different ways: if she held a rudder she symbolized the guiding of the affairs of the world, with a ball she was associated with the unstable ways of luck that can urn in any direction, and with the Horn of Amalthea she represented optimism.

The Romans called her Fortuna.


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