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Victory

A female deity of the ancient Romans or the corresponding deity the Greeks called Nike; representation of the deity, usually a woman in wind-blown draperies, holding a laurel wreath, palm branch, or other symbolic object.

Victory

 

an English three-masted triple-deck sailing battleship. The Victory has a 2,165-ton displacement and 104 guns. It was the flagship of Admiral H. Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805 (October 21). During the course of the engagement with the French battleship Redoubtable, 160 men aboard the Victory were killed, and Nelson was mortally wounded. His body was transported to London on board the ship. The Victory was placed on the coast at Portsmouth as a national monument.

Victory

Arc de Triomphe
arch built in Paris by Napoleon to celebrate his conquests (1806–1836). [Fr. Hist.: Misc.]
Arch of Trajan
triumphal monument by emperor (c. 100). [Rom. Hist.: Misc.]
bay leaves
wreath used as victor’s crown. [Heraldry: Halberts, 20]
Beethoven’s 5th
symphony’s first four notes are Morse code for V, symbolizing victory. [Western Culture: Misc.]
Greek cross
symbol of Christ’s triumph over death. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 386]
laurel wreath
traditional symbol of victory, recognition, and reward. [Gk. and Rom. Hist.: Jobes, 374]
Nike
(Victoria) winged goddess of triumph. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 757]
palm
sign of triumph. [N. T.: Revelation 7:9]
V-E Day
Allies accept Germany’s surrender in WWII (May 8, 1945). [World Hist.: Van Doren, 506]
V- J Day
Allies accept Japan’s surrender in VWVII (August 15, 1945). [World Hist.: Van Doren, 507]
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