Fortuna was the Roman goddess of fortune and the personification of luck.
Fortuna could bestow good or bad luck onto people. She was sometimes represented veiled and blind. She was a daughter of Jupiter and like him, she could also be bountiful and generous to everybody.
Aspects of Fortuna
- Fortuna Annonaria: brought the luck of the harvest.
- Fortuna Belli: the fortune of war.
- Fortuna Primigenia: directed the fortune of a firstborn child at the moment of birth.
- Fortuna Virilis: a woman’s luck in marriage.
- Fortuna Redux: brought one safely home.
- Fortuna Respiciens: the fortune of the provider.
- Fortuna Muliebris: the luck of a woman.
- Fortuna Victrix: brought victory in battle.
- Fortuna Augusta: the fortune of the emperor.
- Fortuna Balnearis: the fortune of the baths.
- Fortuna Conservatrix: the fortune of the Preserver.
- Fortuna Equestris: fortune of the Knights.
- Fortuna Huiusce Diei: fortune of the present day.
- Fortuna Obsequens: fortune of indulgence.
- Fortuna Privata: fortune of the private individual.
- Fortuna Publica: fortune of the people.
- Fortuna Romana: fortune of Rome.
- Fortuna Virgo: fortune of the virgin.
- Fortuna Faitrix: the fortune of life.
- Fortuna Barbata: the fortune of adolescents becoming adults.