Tykhe that Goddess of fortune, providence and fate, also honoured as Eutykhia, the Goddess of good fortune, luck, success and prosperity, being the daughter of Hermes and Aphrodite, She has many attributes, Holding a rudder Tykhe was conceived as the divinity guiding and conducting the affairs of the world in this she was one of the Moirai (Fates) with a ball she represented the varying unsteadiness of fortune ‘unsteady and capable of rolling in any direction’, with Ploutos or the horn of Amalthea, she was the symbol of the plentiful gifts of fortune.
Homer has said that Tykhe was one of the Goddess’s who witnessed the abduction of Persephone by Hades, as shown in Persephone’s account of the event to Demeter (her mother).
This is a prayer to Tykhe found on the temple of Athena.
Turret crown Queen, I sing
Immortal Agathe Tykhe,
Elder sister of the Moriroi
Goddesss Three, who weave the
Threads of mortal lives.
Friend of mankind
Who bears the cornucopia
Ans meters out good and ill
Rich and poor alike must deal
with your decrees, O Goddess.
O primal one without parent, I pray
Allow me to accept.
The twists and turns that Fate deals
To see the opportunity in the tragedy
And to understand what I am meant to do.
Help me make the right choices,
Where my Fate depends on it,
And to accept my lack of control,
where it does not.
Let me act with honour.
Whatever you set before me.
Send me only hardships I can endure,
And that will make me a better person
This I pray O Glorious Tykhe.