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  • Writer's pictureAmber Doty

Learning the Greek Alphabet Oracle: Beta

Welcome to week two in the Learning the GAC series. This week, we move on to the second letter, Beta!


“With the help of Tychê [Fortune], you will have an assistant {Boêthos}, the Pythian [Apollo].”

Beta tells us “With the help of Tyche, you will have an assistant, the Pythian.” Without context as to who Tyche and Pythian are this sentence is may be difficult to interpret. Tyche is the goddess fortune and prosperity. Her name in this omen shows that luck is on your side in your endeavors. Pythian is the title of the priestess of Apollo at Delphi. People would travel great lengths in order to get an omen from Pythia, so to know that her foresight is also willing to assist you is a positive omen.

Beta is a symbol that reminds that sometimes we need help to be successful. It’s a message that reminds us to be willing to ask for help when we need it. It also indicates that you have both luck and foresight in your work. However, while the potential for assistance is present in your work, you may need to ask for that help in order for it to be received. For me, it often represents vulnerability because many people are afraid or ashamed to ask when they need some assistance, but it is that asking that is vital to the success of certain tasks.

A poem to help memorize the meaning of Beta could be:

Beyond luck

Pythia speaks

Of help and foresight.

Below are a few attributes of this symbol:

  • English Letter: B

  • Knuckle Bone Value: 28

  • Dice Value: 29

  • Color: Crimson

  • Memory Phrase: Be willing to ask for help!

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