Tyche, the goddess of luck, was a daughter of Zeus and a sister of the Fates. She was portrayed holding a double sided rudder that could steer men to good luck or bad. She also held a cornucopia (horn of plenty) which symbolized the prosperity she could bring to a person. Sometimes she was blindfolded to indicate that luck was a matter of "blind chance." Other times she was shown with wings to symbolize how luck can "fly away." A ball representing the way luck "rolled according to chance" was often associated with this goddess. She was a patron of newly married women. To the Romans she was known as Fortuna.
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