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Rose Mciver as Tyche

Goddess of fortune, chance, providence, and fate

Tyche was the personification of the hidden dreams and wishes of all mortals or immortals, ancients or moderns. She has been adored, worshiped, celebrated, accused., but always called for.

According to the Greek poet Hesiod, Goddess Tyche was a daughter of the Sea Titans Oceanus and Tethys. Although not a goddess in Greek Mythology, Tyche was often seen as goddess and/or a patron-deity of luck, fortune, success, even prosperity in many cities of ancient Greece. Some gave her even power over chance and fate. While Tyche is known for giving people good luck, she is sometimes opposed by Nemesis, the goddess of balance. If a person receives too much good luck, Nemesis will provide them with bad luck to cancel it out. The main symbol of goddess Tyche was a huge horn, inside of which she was keeping all wealth and richness; the horn once belonged to Amalthea, the goat who fostered Greek god Zeus during his infacy. Tyche was carrying the horn with her constantly, occasionaly turning it upside down to spread all its goods to anyone who would meet her on his way.

Additional skills attributed to Tyche came probably from the other personification attached to her name. She also represented the “concept”. That’s how she became both an inspiration and intrigue for poets, writers, philosophers, all kind of artists in ancient Greece. The two most famous works of art celebrating her power are: the statue ofAgathe Tyche by Praxiteles and Tyche of Antioch by Eutychides, which became the prototype for the images of the goddess. Tyche simply became a symbol of fortune, luck, chance… The turns of fortune, that she carried, were often used in famous romances such as Clitophon and Leucippe or Daphnis and Chloe. Tyche lived through times and changes, always equally unpredicted and embraced or held responsible for several events and incidents. As the Greek historian Polybius wrote, whenever there was no tangible reason found for some disasters, like floods or frosts, Tyche was considered as a force behind them.


Labile - She was a labile, yet virtuous spirit, mediating between gods and mortals and leading human lives.

Sacred Symbols and Animals

Huge Horn - A huge horn, inside of which she was keeping all wealth and richness.

A ball - With a ball, Tyche was fully herself – nor steady nor capable of rolling in any direction, as the fortune is.

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Greek Mythology Wikia/Tyche
Camp Half blood Wiki/Tyche

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