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Tyche

(tī`kē): see FortunaFortuna
, 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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Tyche

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Tyche, asteroid 258 (the 258th asteroid to be discovered, on May 4, 1886), is approximately 68 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.2 years. It is named after the Greek goddesss of fortune and personification of luck and indicates good luck and a fortunate outcome to activities undertaken in matters associated with its sign and house position. A prominent Tyche in a natal chart signals a lucky person.

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Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
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Broucke, "Tyche and the Fortune of Cities in the Greek and Roman World," in Matheson 1994, 45.
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Dicho error partiria de considerar la imagen de la patera como una Dea Fortuna con los atributos de la Tyche helenistica, cuyas caracteristicas iconograficas se repiten, pero parece implicar una extrana yuxtaposicion entre una divinidad indigena masculina y una iconografia clasicista femenina.
The grave plot of a wealthy freed slave, Gaius Munatius Faustus, and his wife, Naevolia Tyche, illustrates personal experience of bereavement of both boys and girls.
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On the reverse side is Tyche, the goddess of good fortune, who presided over the city, whose benign presence, however, could not save the place from eventual destruction by earthquakes and Mongol hordes.