Roman mythology , VERITAS, meaning truth, is the goddess of truth
, a daughter of Chronos, the God of Time (who has been identified with
Saturn-Cronus , perhaps first by Plutarch), and the mother of Virtus .
She is also sometimes considered the daughter of
Zeus , or a creation
Prometheus . It was believed that she hid in the bottom of a holy
well because she was so elusive. Her image is shown as a young virgin
dressed in white.
Veritas is also the name given to the
Roman virtue of truthfulness ,
which was considered one of the main virtues any good Roman should
possess. The Greek goddess of truth is ALETHEIA (Ancient Greek :
ἀλήθεια). The German philosopher
Martin Heidegger argues that
the truth represented by aletheia (which essentially means
"unconcealment") is different from that represented by veritas, which
is linked to a Roman understanding of rightness and finally to a
Nietzschean sense of justice and a will to power.
Veritas was often
depicted nude, holding a hand mirror.
Western culture , the word may also serve as a motto .
* 1 Mottos
* 2 Miscellaneous
* 3 See also
* 4 Notes
* 5 External links
Latin word "veritas" now appears in the mottos of many colleges
and universities . It is typically capitalized in mottoes (as
"Veritas") for being an ideal (such as: Truth, Kindness and Beauty).
Veritas is the motto of Hutchesons\' Grammar School , Harvard
University , The
University of Western Ontario , Drake
College (Illinois) , Bilkent
University , the
California - Hastings
College of the Law, as well as the Dominican
Order of the
Roman Catholic Church , and Providence
College , which is
run by the Dominicans. Additionally, the word appears in mottoes that
are phrases, or lists e.g. the Buckley School of the City of New York
employs the phrase Honor et Veritas, the
University of Indonesia 's
motto is "Veritas, Probitas, Iustitia", the
University of Cape Coast
Ghana 's motto is "
Veritas Nobis Lumen", the
University of Michigan
's motto is :Artes, Scientia, Veritas".
Caldwell, New Jersey issues a "
each year in honor of the
Dominican Sisters who founded and administer
the college. "Veritas" is included in the motto of Indiana University
University , Lux et
Veritas ("Light and Truth"). It also
appears on the California State
University 's motto Vox
Truth as a way of Life"). "
Veritas vos liberabit " ("The
Truth Will Set You Free") is the motto of The Johns Hopkins University
Veritas Curat ("
Truth Cures") is the motto of the Jawaharlal
Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research , a medical
India . Howard
University , in Washington, D.C.
, goes by the motto "
Veritas et Utilitas", translated to "
Service". It also exists in the logo of Seoul National
Veritas Lux Mea" – meaning "
Truth is my light". Villanova
University also uses
Veritas in its school motto, Veritas, Unitas,
Caritas ("Truth, Unity, Love"). Uppsala
University in Sweden also uses
Veritas in its school motto, "Gratiae veritas naturae".
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Naval Criminal Investigative Service , the U.S. Navy's primary
counterintelligence arm and law enforcement agency, uses the motto on
its official seal.
YouTube science channel
Veritasium has its name derived from the
In vino veritas
In vino veritas
Via, Veritas, Vita
* John 8:32
* John 18:38
Urim and Thummim
Pindar Olympian Ode 10: But come, Muse, you and the daughter of
Zeus, unforgettable Truth: with the hand that puts things right, keep
from me the blame for lying, for wronging my friend. Approaching from
far away, the future has arrived and made me ashamed of my deep debt.
Still, payment with interest has a way of dissolving the bitter
reproach of men.
Aesop Fables 530 (from Phaedrus Appendix 5):
Prometheus , that
potter who gave shape to our new generation, decided one day to sculpt