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Bravery

See also Heroism.
Achilles
foremost Greek hero of Trojan War; brave and formidable warrior. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 12]
Adrastus
courageous Indian prince; Rinaldo’s enemy. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
Agenor
Antenor’s son; distinguished for his valor in battle. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 12]
Bajazet
fierce, reckless, indomitable Sultan of Turkey; Tamerlane’s captive. [Br. Lit.: Tamerlane, Walsh Modern, 39]
Beowulf
singlehandedly fights firebreathing dragon. [Br. Lit.: Beowulf]
Birch, Harvey
at great risk spies on British. [Am. Lit.: The Spy]
black agate
makes athletes brave and invincible. [Gem Symbolism: Jobes, 45]
black poplar
symbol of bravery. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Boadicea (Boudicca)
British queen and female warrior; slew 80,000 Romans. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Classical, 58]
Bold Beauchamp
14th-century champion; British generic for warrior. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Classical, 49]
Breck, Alan
while evading enemies, risks his life to save others. [Br. Lit.: Kidnapped]
bull
heraldic symbol of courage. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
carp
a pictorial symbol of bravery. [Chinese and Jap. Folklore: Jobes, 292]
Clorinda
Amazonian, battles in armor. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered]
David
audaciously stands before and slays Goliath. [O.T.: I Samuel 17:48–51]
French willow
indicates courage. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Fritchie, Barbara
her bravery impressed Stonewall Jackson. [Am. Lit.: “Barbara Fritchie” in Hart, 57]
Gawain
bravery in the Castle of Wonders. [Arth. Legend: Parsival]
Hale, Nathan
(1755–1776) Revolutionary war hero, calmly accepted fate. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 215]
Havelok
right makes might as gallant prince triumphs. [Dan. Lit.: Havelok the Dane]
Hawkeye
scout and woodsman who risks his life to save English girls from hostile Indians. [Am. Lit.: Cooper The Last of the Mohicans in Magill I, 494]
Hector
captain and chief hero of Trojan forces. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid; Metamorphoses]
Horatius
holds off Etruscan forces while Romans burn bridge. [Rom. Hist.: Livy]
Iron Cross
German medal awarded for outstanding bravery in wartime. [Ger. Hist.: Misc.]
Joan of Arc, St
. peasant leader of French rout of British. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 187]
larch
symbol of bravery. [Tree Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
Medal of Honor
highest American military decoration for wartime gallantry. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
Nicephorus, St.
layman voluntarily executed to prevent priest’s apostasy. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 249]
Pitcher, Molly
(1744–1832) took husband’s place in battle during American Revolution. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 393]
Profiles in Courage
John F. Kennedy’s anthology of biographies of brave statesmen. [Am. Lit.: Profiles in Courage]
Purple Heart
U.S. medal awarded to those wounded in military action. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
red badge
symbol of the conquest of fear. [Am. Lit.: Red Badge of Courage]
Richard the Lion-Hearted
(1159–1199) romantic warrior-king renowned for his bravery and prowess. [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 49]
Roland
brave French hero of medieval chansons de geste. [Fr. Lit.: NCE, 2344]
Samson
strong, brave judge of Israel; strength was in his hair. [O.T.: Judges 13–16]
St. Paul
as a missionary he fearlessly confronts the “perils of waters, of robbers, in the city, in the wilderness.” [N.T.: II Cor. 11:26]
Theseus
displays bravery in facing Minotaur; against Procrustes. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey; Metamorphoses]
Victoria Cross
highest British military award for valor. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1129]
York, Sergeant Alvin
(1887–1964) hero of WWI; captured hundreds of Germans. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
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