Land of Liberty


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The largest and most important of all the goddess statues is that of the Goddess of Armed Freedom which is a colossal bronze statue 19.5 feet in height. She stands at the very top of the dome of the Capitol; therefore, apart from the Washington Monument, she occupies the highest position in Washington D.C. There were political reasons why this statue acquired the name but in truth, the real name of the statue should be “Columbia.” Most of the major countries of the world have a patron goddess. For example, in Britain, she is called Britannia, and France has the goddess Marianne. An independent United States would be no different in this regard, and even prior to the American War of Independence, the goddess of the United States was Columbia.

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Ellen H. White