Tychon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Typhon.

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.[1] He and his companions Orthanês and Konisalos were associated with Dionysos or with the Hermai (phallic statues of Hermes).[2] 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,[1] is mentioned by the geographer Strabo, who stated that “Priapos... resembles the Attic deities Orthannes, Konisalos (Conisalus), Tykhon (Tychon), and others like them.”[3] He was worshipped at Athens.

The only known depiction of Tychon is now in Hatay Archaeology Museum, Turkey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Tychon
  2. ^ Tykhôn and Orthanes. Theoi Project by Aaron Atsma.
  3. ^ Strabo, Geography 13. 1. 12 (trans. Jones)