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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.
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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.
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Fortuna

goddess of chance. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 58]
See: Chance
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By the early first century BC, elaborate public buildings based on Hellenistic models, such as Fortuna Primigenia at Praeneste and Jupitur Anxur at Terracina, dotted the Italian landscape.
Degli studi di Coomaraswamy e Guenon sul misticismo orientale Marano recupera soprattutto il contributo alla comprensione delle nozioni di "tradizione", "arte" ed "iniziazione"; quindi, con l'aiuto di queste tesi, discute i modi in cui l'arcaico, anche quando venga rimosso, riaffiori con maggiore veemenza nelle realta globalizzate, nella forma di una sacralita primigenia e violenta che, nel suo farsi pratico, e poesia.
From Ancient times, Ostia, the old port, is there - as is the temple of Fortuna Primigenia at Palestrina, much to the east of the city.