Fortuna

November 25th, 2007 by sabrina

Fortuna is the Roman Goddess of luck and fate. She was called upon to bring good luck, but she sometimes wore a blindfold, depicting the unknowable qualities of the future. Her name means “she who brings”, and she was also sometimes depicted holding a cornucopia (a horn of plenty). Fortuna was worshipped throughout the Roman world, and her many epithets reflect the different aspects of her blessings:
Fors Fortuna
Fortuna Annonaria (of the harvest)
Fortuna Antiat (of Antium)
Fortuna Antiatina (of Antium)
Fortuna Aucupium (eavesdropper)
Fortuna Augusta (of the emperor)
Fortuna Balnearis (of the baths)
Fortuna Barbata (of the beards)
Fortuna Belli (of war)
Fortuna Blanda (flattering)
Fortuna Bona (good fortune)
Fortuna Brevis (fickle)
Fortuna Conservatrix (of the Preserver)
Fortuna Crassiana
Fortuna Dubia (doubtful)
Fortuna Equestris (of the Knights)
Fortuna Felici Sacrum (happy and holy)
Fortuna Felix (blessed)
Fortuna Forti Sacrum (mighty and sacred)
Fortuna Gubernans (guiding)
Fortuna Gubernatrix (conductress)
Fortuna Huiusce Diei (of the present day)
Fortuna Iuveniana Lampadiana
Fortuna Liberum (of the children)
Fortuna Mala (bad fortune)
Fortuna Mammosa (rich in breasts)
Fortuna Manens (enduring)
Fortuna Mobilis (changing)
Fortuna Muliebris (of a woman)
Fortuna Navirilis
Fortuna Obsequens (of indulgence)
Fortuna Patricia (of the nobles)
Fortuna Plebis (of the commoners)
Fortuna Populi Romani (of the Roman people)
Fortuna Praesens (of Praeneste)
Fortuna Praetoria (of the Praetorians)
Fortuna Primigenia (of a firstborn child at the moment of birth)
Fortuna Privata (of the private individual)
Fortuna Publica (of the public)
Fortuna Reduci (returning)
Fortuna Redux (brought one safely home)
Fortuna Respiciens (of the provider)
Fortuna Restitutrix (she who restores)
Fortuna Romana (of Rome)
Fortuna Salutaris (health-bringing)
Fortuna Tranquilla (calmness)
Fortuna Tulliana
Fortuna Tutela
Fortuna Victrix (brought victory in battle)
Fortuna Virginalis (of the virgin)
Fortuna Virgo (of the virgin)
Fortuna Virilis (of married women)
Fortuna Viscata (enticing)
Sorores Antii (sisters of Antium)

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