Fortuna

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Fortuna

(fôrto͞o`nə), in Roman religion, goddess of fortune. Worshiped under several forms, she appears to have originally been a goddess of fertility. She was later identified with Tyche, the Greek goddess of chance, and like her was represented with a ship's rudder and a cornucopia.

Fortuna

[fȯr′tü·nə]
(astronomy)
An asteroid with a diameter of about 130 miles (210 kilometers), mean distance from the sun of 2.44 astronomical units, and C-type surface composition.

Fortuna

goddess of chance. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 58]
See: Chance
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Accept the hand of Lady Fortune and allow her to guide you over undulating hills, sea views, ignore cul de sac signs, appreciate an `Irish Mile' and eventually you're there.
It's in Ming Cho Lee's sets, including a twenty-six-foot golden wheel with spokes that recall the zodiac--it's Lady Fortune's wheel--which hangs vertically center stage for the opening and closing sections, and rotates to the horizontal for the three internal sections.
Parel accepts that Machiavelli uses "the orthodox Christian position for rhetorical effect" but asserts that he sincerely believed in the divinity of Lady Fortune (p.