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Is There A God Or Goddess Of Luck?

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The Goddess Fortuna is an ancient Roman goddess believed to shower luck and good fortune on the citizens of Rome who worshipped and respected her. The Greek God Hermes is believed to bring wealth and good luck to sportsmen whilst he protected traders and herds. Hermes was the son of Zeus and he wore winged sandals and a winged hat and carried a golden Caduceus (magic wand), intertwined with snakes. The Egyptian Good Luck God was the dwarf Bes who's female counterpart was Beset. Together they protected against the evil eye and black magic. The Japanese believe in seven Gods of good luck; The first God Hotei carries a bag of treasures around with him to distribute amongst fans and believers. He looks a bit like a jolly Buddha. The second is Bishamon, he brings luck in battle and defence. Benten is the third and she is the goddess of luck in love, the arts, music, and literature. She represents all womanly aspects, and is always seen with a sea serpent and playing a Japanese lute. Daikoku the fourth of the luck gods looks after farmers and wealth and money matters. The fifth, Ebisu, is the patron of fishermen and hard work. The sixth is Jurojin and he is the god of luck through wisdom and ancient age. He appears as a very old man surrounded by wild animals, which he takes care of. Finally, the seventh is Ukurokujo, the god of miracles and amazing events. He has short legs, a short chest, and a very large head.

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Tommi Taylor commented
Why did you get a thumbs down?
You answered the question WAY better than the science book moron and the christfag combined.
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Any Norse Gods of luck anyone know of. I would think that Loki might fall under this but under further thought he made things happen by acting directly on it and that Balthor(Spelling?) might be close to a "lucky" god if anything. I still need to find citations in the stories before any fact can be obtained.
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Diane Harrison answered

The bible speaks of  those setting a table for the God of Good Luck at Isaiah 65:11.

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Stephen Barham answered
Gods are cultural evaluations and creations. People have been attributing things to them for ages. The actual Spirit....is another matter....
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Lois Dawes answered
Just a comment....There really is no such thing as luck,,,if you come to know the variables involved and the fact that one can calculate how often a particular event can occur...wishing good luck is really more an exciting thing to say...than to say well the probability of this occurring is.....
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Luck does exist :) I'm well lucky. Ok, so statistically there is a whatever chance of things happen... These things just have a tendency to happen more often with some people. And so to wish someone luck, you are simply wishing someone to have that 1 in 50 thing to happen the first time round!
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Humans are just lucky to be the Ultimate Virus...As Simon in The Matrix put it...we move into an area...multiple...use all the resources...deplete and move on.
A cow dead is useful, a human alive is wasteful.
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Theres only one God and his son is Jesus Christ.All the other Gods are a bunch of Bull sh**.

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