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Tyche
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Title
Goddess of Good Luck and Fortune
Portrayed by: Determined by Roleplayer
Important Information
Gender Female
Godly Parent Oceanus and Tethys
Mortal Parent N/A
Age Undetermined
Eye Color Any
Hair Color Any
Height Any
Other
Affiliation Olympus
Status Immortal
Weapon(s) Unknown
Born {{{born}}}
Quests N/A

Tyche is the Greek goddess of luck and chance, whose Roman counterpart is Fortuna. She was sometimes regarded as a fourth Fate, but not legitimately so. She is commonly represented with the Cornucopia and the wheel of chance.

HistoryEdit

The daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, Tyche is one of the three thousand Oceanids. In ancient times, Tyche was worshiped as the deity who presided over city and individual prosperity. While Tyche is know for giving people good luck, she is sometimes opposed by Nemesis, the goddess of balance. If a person recieves too much good luck, Nemesis will provide them with bad luck to cancel it out.

FortunaEdit

Fortuna is the Roman form of Tyche and the Roman goddess of Luck. As Fortuna, she becomes more disciplined, militaristic, and warlike. While the Greeks envisioned Tyche as beneficiary but a random being, for Romans, Fortuna was a major cult goddess and was honored her with a celebration known as the Feast of Fortuna which takes place on June 24th, and is a tradition still followed by the campers of Camp Jupiter.

She was a very popular goddess, and was worshipped under many epithets depending on the type of luck one wished to invoke or the circumstances in play. She had many temples in Rome itself, as well as having important cult-centers in Antium (the modern Anzio), a city on the west coast of Italy about 30 miles south of Rome, and Praeneste (modern Palestrina), about 20 miles south-east of Rome, both of which were cities of Latium, the land of the Latini tribes. Her many temples in Rome, and the various aspects of her worship are a reflection of the manners in which she was honored: from personal goddess, overseeing the fate of the individual mother, young man, or soldier, to a goddess of the state, ensuring the fortune of the population, the luck of the emperor, or the glorious fate of the entire Roman Empire.

The Emperor Trajan (97-117 CE) dedicated a temple to Fortuna, at which offerings were made to the goddess on the 1st day of January, at the start of the New Year, probably to ensure good luck and success for the coming year. This temple was dedicated to Fortuna in all of Her aspects

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