Dysmorphology Course
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Fort Fortuna Fortunate Fortune
~ FORT  id+ | STRONG |   see> FORCE
        ply> | THE FORCE OF DESTINY
               DETERMINES FORTUNES |
~ FORTUNA    or TYCHE or FATE  sug> FATAL
~ FORTUNATE  id+ | LUCKY | in contrast to
~ FORTUNE    id+ | from godess FORTUNA representing CHANCE |
             id+ | BEARER or FATE either GOOD or EVIL | [33]
             id+ | FATE ARBITRATES | 
  note a pesimist view of FATE is that it is FATAL 
       optimist may view that FATE is not the sole 
  ARBITRER but also subject to human ARBITRARION 
  note points in CHANCE LUCK FORTUNATE AND MISFORTUNE 
       sug> SERENDIPITY and PROBABILITY or CHANCE 
  etym>  FATE  = points to 
  myth>  FORTUNE or TYCHE is the
         GODDESS OF CHANCE
  gr     PHORE   TO BEAR  BEARER as in
                 EUPHORIA  METAPHOR  SEMAPHORE
       AMPHORA   URN  VASE
  lat    FERRE   TO BEAR as in
  eng    FERRY   or FERRET  EFFERENT
                    DIFFERENT  DEFER
                 OFFER  PREFER  REFER  SUFFER 
  note           link to FATE as CHANCE 
  lat    ALEA    TOSSING DICE as in
  lit+  "ALEA JACTA EST " or "THE DIE IS CAST" from
         Julius CEASAR [#] regarding
  crossing the river RUBICON to invade GAUL used to denote
  maxim> A CRITICAL DECISION
  myth>  according to Homer [#]
         FORTUNE is the daughter of OCEANUS or ZEUS
  thus a sister of the PARCAE or FATES or
  per PINDAR [#] FORTUNE IS ONE OF THE PARCAE
  SHE HOLDS A WHEEL AS HER SYMBOL OF FICKLENESS or
  STANDS ON A BALL AS A SYMBOL OF INSTABILITY
  maxim> " STAY ON THE BALL " thus implying that
         TO A GREAT EXTENT THE INCIDENTS AND
  CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE LIVING ARE RULED BY CHANCE 
  maxim> " I AM I AND MY CIRCUMSTANCE " 
         " YO SOY YO Y MI CIRCUMSTANCIA " 
  Jose ORTEGA y GASSET [#] (1883-1955) 
  hx> OF GREAT IMPORTANCE IN ROME
      FORTUNE WAS REPRESENTED HOLDING TWO or
  DOUBLE RUDDERS ONE TO STEER THE 
  BARQUE OF THE LUCKY AND
  THE OTHER THAT OF THE UNLUCKY
  art> often SHOWN WITH HER EYES BOUND   sug> BANDAGE
       STANDING ON A BALL or ON A WHEEL or
  A BALL ON HER HEAD or WITH A CORNUCOPIA IN HER HAND
  myth> in ROME THERE WAS A TEMPLE FOR "FORTUNA VIRILIS"
  hx>   TYCHE WAS WORSHIPPED ESPECIALLY IN ATHENS
        IN ROME JUNE 24TH WAS THE FESTIVAL OF FORTUNA
  art>  DURER MADE AN ETCHING OF FORTUNA
        A MATURE WOMAN STANDING ON A TERRESTIAL SPHERE
   
  W. Wertelecki, M.D.   20091124m           
        

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