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80. Bravery (See also Heroism.)

  1. Achilles foremost Greek hero of Trojan War; brave and formidable warrior. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 12]
  2. Adrastus courageous Indian prince; Rinaldos enemy. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered ]
  3. Agenor Antenors son; distinguished for his valor in battle. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 12]
  4. Bajazet fierce, reckless, indomitable Sultan of Turkey; Tamerlanes captive. [Br. Lit.: Tamerlane, Walsh Modern, 39]
  5. Beowulf singlehandedly fights firebreathing dragon. [Br. Lit.: Beowulf ]
  6. Birch, Harvey at great risk spies on British. [Am. Lit.: The Spy ]
  7. black agate makes athletes brave and invincible. [Gem Symbolism: Jobes, 45]
  8. black poplar symbol of bravery. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
  9. Boadicea (Boudicca) British queen and female warrior; slew 80,000 Romans. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Classical, 58]
  10. Bold Beauchamp 14th-century champion; British generic for warrior. [Br. Hist.: Walsh Classical, 49]
  11. Breck, Alan while evading enemies, risks his life to save others. [Br. Lit.: Kidnapped ]
  12. bull heraldic symbol of courage. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
  13. carp a pictorial symbol of bravery. [Chinese and Jap. Folklore: Jobes, 292]
  14. Clorinda Amazonian, battles in armor. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered ]
  15. David audaciously stands before and slays Goliath. [O.T.: I Samuel 17:4851]
  16. French willow indicates courage. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
  17. Fritchie, Barbara her bravery impressed Stonewall Jackson. [Am. Lit.: Barbara Fritchie in Hart, 57]
  18. Gawain bravery in the Castle of Wonders. [Arth. Legend: Parsival ]
  19. Hale, Nathan (17551776) Revolutionary war hero, calmly accepted fate. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 215]
  20. Havelok right makes might as gallant prince triumphs. [Dan. Lit.: Havelok the Dane ]
  21. 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]
  22. Hector captain and chief hero of Trojan forces. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid; Metamorphoses ]
  23. Horatius holds off Etruscan forces while Romans burn bridge. [Rom. Hist.: Livy ]
  24. Iron Cross German medal awarded for outstanding bravery in wartime. [Ger. Hist.: Misc.]
  25. Joan of Arc, St . peasant leader of French rout of British. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 187]
  26. larch symbol of bravery. [Tree Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
  27. Medal of Honor highest American military decoration for wartime gallantry. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
  28. Nicephorus, St. layman voluntarily executed to prevent priests apostasy. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 249]
  29. Pitcher, Molly (17441832) took husbands place in battle during American Revolution. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 393]
  30. Profiles in Courage John F. Kennedys anthology of biographies of brave statesmen. [Am. Lit.: Profiles in Courage ]
  31. Purple Heart U.S. medal awarded to those wounded in military action. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
  32. red badge symbol of the conquest of fear. [Am. Lit.: Red Badge of Courage ]
  33. Richard the Lion-Hearted (11591199) romantic warrior-king renowned for his bravery and prowess. [Br. Hist.: Bishop, 49]
  34. Roland brave French hero of medieval chansons de geste. [Fr. Lit.: NCE, 2344]
  35. Samson strong, brave judge of Israel; strength was in his hair. [O.T.: Judges 1316]
  36. 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]
  37. Theseus displays bravery in facing Minotaur; against Procrustes. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey; Metamorphoses ]
  38. Victoria Cross highest British military award for valor. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1129]
  39. York, Sergeant Alvin (18871964) hero of WWI; captured hundreds of Germans. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
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brav·er·y / ˈbrāv(ə)rē/ • n. courageous behavior or character.