See also:Italian goddess of
See also:great antiquity, but apparently not native at Rome, where, according to universal
See also:Roman tradition, she was introduced by the
See also:king Servius Tullius as Fors
See also:Fortuna, and established in a
See also:temple on the
See also:Etruscan side of the
See also:Tiber outside the city, and also under other titles in other shrines . In
See also:Latium she had two famous places of worship, one at
See also:Praeneste, where there was an
See also:oracle of Fortuna primigenia (the first-
See also:born), frequented especially by
See also:women who, as we may suppose, desired to know the fortunes of their
See also:children or their own
See also:fortune in
See also:birth; the other at
See also:Antium, well known from Horace's ode (i . 35) . It is highly probable that Fortuna was never a deity of the abstract idea of
See also:chance, but represented the hopes and fears of men and especially of women at different stages of their
See also:life and experience; thus we find her worshipped as
See also:time went on under numerous cult-titles, such as muliebris, virilis, hujusce diei, equestris, redux, &c., which connected her supposed
See also:powers with individuals, groups of individuals, or particular occasions . Gradually she became more or less closely identified with the Gr . Tbxn, and was represented on coins, &c., with a cornucopia as the giver of prosperity, a
See also:rudder as the controller of destinies, and with a
See also:wheel, or
See also:standing on a
See also:ball, to indicate the uncertainty of fortune . In this semi-Greek
See also:form she came to be worshipped over the whole
See also:empire, and Pliny (N.H. ii . 22) declares that in his
See also:day she was invoked in all places and every
See also:hour . She even became identified with
See also:Isis, and as Panthea was supposed to combine the attributes of all other deities . The best account of this difficult subject is to be found in Roscher's Mythological
See also:Lexicon (sae); see also Wissowa, Religion and Kultus der Romer, p . 206
See also:foil . (W .
FORTROSE (Gaelic for t'rois, " the wood on the prom...
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