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Tychon (in Greek tygxánō, from tyxō, "become ready") literally means "hit (the mark)" and therefore opposite to 264 /hamartánō ("to miss the mark"). Properly, to strike (hit the mark, i.e. "spot on," "hit the bullseye"); to light upon, fall in line with; "happen to find oneself" in the scene of life the Lord has already prepared (BAGD; cf. Eph 2:10 with Ps 139:16).
Tychon or Tykhon (Τυχων, Tykhôn = "producer") is also the name of two minor deities in Greek mythology. One was a daemon of fertility associated with Phales, Priapus and his mother Aphrodite. He and his companions Orthanês and Konisalos were associated with Dionysos or with the Hermai (phallic statues of Hermes). Although nowhere stated, his father was likely one of these two gods, who were half-siblings, sons of Zeus.
Another Tychon, a god of chance or accident, is mentioned by the geographer Strabo, who stated that “Priapos... resembles the Attic deities Orthannes, Konisalos (Conisalus), Tykhon (Tychon), and others like them.” He was worshipped at Athens.
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Tychon
- Tykhôn and Orthanes. Theoi Project by Aaron Atsma.
- Strabo, Geography 13. 1. 12 (trans. Jones)