The idiom "wings of fortune" can be found in writing. For example, near the end of the Grateful Dead song Terrapin Station, it says:
The sullen wings of fortune beat like rain
Many older books contain the expression, too. For example:
The road was so smooth, the day so fine .. it would have needed but a little imagination on his part to believe himself carried away on the wings of Fortune.
(published in The Universal Review, 1888)
and, from that same time period:
The wings of fortune do not pass every day
(published in The Dublin University Magazine, Vol. 94, 1879)
Does anyone know what the expression "wings of fortune" means? Is the meaning commonly known, where it could be used in day-to-day conversation?