Prayers and Offerings

To the Goddess Fortuna,
The Fumigation from Frankincense.

I approach strong Fortuna with a hopeful mind
That rich abundance, for my prayer, be inclined.

Placid and gentle Trivia; mightily named,
Celestial Diana; bearer of Plutus famed,
Mankind's unconquered, endless praise is thine,
Somber, widely-wandering power divine!

In thee, our various mortal life is found,
And some from thee high copious wealth abound;
While others mourn thy hand averse to bless,
In all the bitterness of deep distress.

Be present, Goddess, to thy votary kind,
And give prosperity with gracious mind.

~ Orphic Hymn 71 ~
derived from a translation by Thomas Taylor (1792)

A Flickering Candle with the Image of the Goddess and Stained Glass

Personal prayer and blessing requests are often performed in private, sacred space.
You may enjoy this adaptation of a traditional prayer structure:

* Adoration and Offerings for the Goddess *

* Humbly admitting to responsibilities *

* Giving Thanks to the Goddess *

* The specific prayer request *

Offerings for the Goddess Fortuna

Vegan-friendly, botanical offerings are appreciated by this Goddess of abundant fruit harvests:

Fresh fruit, fruit juice or a fruit-based smoothie.

Plant-based (100% soy) candles and incense.

A contemporary offering for the Goddess Fortuna is bergamot; an aromatic ingredient in Earl Grey tea.
(be sure your sweetener and creamer are plant-based and vegan-friendly!)

Ancient Traditions

We are so much in the power of chance, that chance Herself is considered as a Goddess... Pliny the Elder

Detail of Temple of Fortuna at Palestrina from "Wanderings in the Roman campagna" by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1909), no known copyright restrictions
The Temple of Fortuna, Detail ... Palestrina
Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1909)
no known copyright restrictions

Offerings for the Goddess Fortuna in ancient times were often vegan-friendly and included:

Kindness and Mercy in words, decisions and deeds.

The Fumigation of Frankincense

References: Hymns of Orpheus 71; Troads (691), Seneca; The Natural History Book 2 Chapter 5 (7), Pliny the Elder