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Helene, who Aphrodite has persuaded to elope with Paris. She was represented with different attributes. Source: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Nemesis and Eutychia, Athenian red-figure hydria C5th B. Greek epic C8th or C7th B. She brought forth also a race apart of daughters, who with lord Apollon and the Rivers have the young in their keeping all over the earth, since this right from Zeus is given them. Now these are the eldest of the daughters who were born to Tethys and Okeanos, but there are many others beside these. Greek epic C7th or 6th B. Demeter, and making Tykhe one of them. TYCHE GODDESS OF FORTUNE Pindar, Olympian Ode 12.
I pray your guardian care for Himera, and prosper her city’s strength. For your hand steers the ships of ocean on their flying course, and rules on land the march of savage wars, and the assemblies of wise counsellors. And often does the craft of lesser souls outstrip and bring to naught the strength of better men. Greek lyric C6 to C5th B. The awe of majesty once unconquered, unvanquished, irresistible in war, that penetrated the ears and heart of the people, is now cast off . A farmer struggling as he plunged his plough-share into the earth saw a treasure-trove leap forth from the furrow. All in a rush, he immediately abandoned the shameful plow, leading his oxen to better seed. A Traveler wearied from a long journey lay down, overcome with fatigue, on the very brink of a deep well. Everyone is more or less master of his own fate. Prometheus made the way of freedom rough at the beginning, impassable and steep, with no water anywhere to drink, full of brambles, and beset with dangers on all sides at first.
Eventually, however, it became a smooth plain, lined with paths and filled with groves of fruit trees and waterways. A farmer had started turning the earth with his plow when he saw a treasure suddenly spring into view from the depths of the furrow. His spirit soared as he abandoned the lowly plow and drove his oxen off to better pastures. A workman had thoughtlessly fallen asleep one night next to a well. I am afraid that if you fall into the well, I will be the one that people blame, giving me a bad reputation. In the assignment of honors . Homer is the first whom I know to have mentioned Tykhe in his poems.
We all in a lovely meadow, Leukippe, Phaino, Electre and Ianthe, Melobosis and Tykhe and Okyrhoe with a face like a flower. He said nothing further about this goddess being the mightiest of gods in human affairs and displaying greatest strength, as in the Iliad he represented Athena and Enyo as supreme in war, and Artemis feared in childbirth, and Aphrodite heeding the affairs of marriage. But he makes no other mention of Tykhe. Approach, queen Tykhe, with propitious mind and rich abundance, to my prayer inclined: placid and gentle, mighty named, imperial Artemis, born of Eubouleos famed, mankind’s unconquered endless praise is thine, sepulchral, widely wandering power divine! Greek rhetorician C2nd to 3rd A. Mytilene, not to serve any useful purpose but simply as an offering. Alexandros, if one wishes to be cautious. Note that the Athenian general Timotheus was reckoned to be fortunate. People said fortune was responsible, and Timotheus had no part in it. FORTUNA ROMAN GODDESS OF FORTUNE Fortuna was the Roman equivalent of the Greek Tykhe.