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Tyche - Goddess of Chance

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The Tyche (Fortune) of Antioch. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek bronze original by Eutychides.

The Tyche (Fortune) of Antioch. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek bronze original by Eutychides of the 3rd century B.C., at the Galleria dei Candelabri Vatican Museums, Vatican City

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Definition: Tyche was originally a Greek goddess of chance but she was converted to a goddess of prosperity with cities under her protection. She is sometimes confused with Ananke (Necessity).

Tyche is depicted with a cornucopia, rudder, wings, wheel and ball.

Fortuna is the Roman goddess of chance or fortune.

Tyche is either one of the Oceanids (daughters of Oceanus and Tethys) or a Moira, one of the Moirae (Fates).

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