January 6th, 2008 by sabrina

Victoria is the Roman Goddess of victory. She is similar to the Greek Goddess Nike, and was very important in Roman culture. Whenever the army returned from a successful battle, they held great festivals in honor of Victoria. Hers was one of the last cults to give way to Christianity, continuing well into the Christian era. Her image was used on coins into the 300s, and the removal of a statue of her in 382 caused an uproar among the military, her strongest supporters.

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