Showing posts with label Goddesses; mythology; Fortuna; Roman; Luck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Goddesses; mythology; Fortuna; Roman; Luck. Show all posts

9/14/10

Goddess of the Week: Fortuna

Archaeological Museum in Milan, (Italy). Roman...Image via WikipediaDaisy needs a goddess of luck. Really, she needs a goddess of luck to thank after some bad/scary car business.

Well, Daisy, belly up to the altar and give thanks to Fortuna, Roman goddess of fortune. Typically depicted veiled or blind, Fortuna disperses luck and good fortune without much discrimination. She's funny that way. She tosses luck like penny candy. If it lands near you, so much the better. If not, well, nobody ever said life was fair.
A lot of people think they can woo Fortuna. Take Pliny the Elder. He said "Fortune favors the bold" right before sailing his ship toward the erupting Mt. Vesuvius and being killed by molten lava. In fact, you can't woo luck. That's what makes it luck. You just have to wait for it and, like Daisy, be grateful when it finds you.

Don't worry if Fortuna keeps missing you though. As Seneca noted, "Whatever Fortune has raised high, she lifts but to bring low." (Just ask poor Lindsey.)

Channel this goddess: I'm telling you, you can't channel her. If you try, she's likely to go all psycho on you. (Just ask poor Lindsey.) Lay low. When she visits, give thanks.

Need a goddess: I got goddesses! Post a comment telling me what you need, and I'll see what I can do.
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