The Montegrappa Fortuna Mechanical Pencil. Fortuna was the Goddess of Fortune, the personification of luck according to the ancient Romans. Fortuna's identity as the embodiment of chance events was closely tied to virtus, or strength of character. Public officials who lacked this quality invited ill-fortune on both themselves and Rome. At Montegrappa, we strongly believe that luck is indubitably linked to virtue, while education is the foundation onto which an individual develops and nurtures his or her innate talents.