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In 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
Zeus
, or a creation of Prometheus
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
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
Veritas
was often depicted nude, holding a hand mirror.

In Western culture , the word may also serve as a motto .

CONTENTS

* 1 Mottos * 2 Miscellaneous * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 External links

MOTTOS

This 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
Veritas
is the motto of Hutchesons\' Grammar School , Harvard University
University
, The University
University
of Western Ontario , Drake University
University
, Knox College
College
(Illinois) , Bilkent University
University
, the University
University
of California - Hastings College
College
of the Law, as well as the Dominican Order of the Roman Catholic Church , and Providence College
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
University
of Indonesia 's motto is "Veritas, Probitas, Iustitia", the University
University
of Cape Coast in Ghana
Ghana
's motto is " Veritas
Veritas
Nobis Lumen", the University
University
of Michigan 's motto is :Artes, Scientia, Veritas".

Caldwell College
College
in Caldwell, New Jersey issues a " Veritas
Veritas
Award" each year in honor of the Dominican Sisters who founded and administer the college. "Veritas" is included in the motto of Indiana University and Yale University
University
, Lux et Veritas
Veritas
("Light and Truth"). It also appears on the California State University
University
's motto Vox Veritas
Veritas
Vita ("Speak the Truth as a way of Life"). " Veritas vos liberabit " ("The Truth Will Set You Free") is the motto of The Johns Hopkins University . Veritas
Veritas
Curat (" Truth Cures") is the motto of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research , a medical school in Puducherry , India
India
. Howard University
University
, in Washington, D.C. , goes by the motto " Veritas
Veritas
et Utilitas", translated to " Truth and Service". It also exists in the logo of Seoul National University
University
, Korea: " Veritas
Veritas
Lux Mea" – meaning " Truth is my light". Villanova University
University
also uses Veritas
Veritas
in its school motto, Veritas, Unitas, Caritas ("Truth, Unity, Love"). Uppsala University
University
in Sweden also uses Veritas
Veritas
in its school motto, "Gratiae veritas naturae".

The 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.

MISCELLANEOUS

The YouTube
YouTube
science channel Veritasium has its name derived from the word.

SEE ALSO

* In vino veritas
In vino veritas
* Via, Veritas, Vita * John 8:32 * John 18:38 * Urim and Thummim

NOTES

* ^ 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
Prometheus
, that potter who gave shape to our new generation, decided one day to sculpt