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Encyclopedia > Lady Liberty

Liberty (also known as Lady Liberty or the Goddess of Liberty) personifies liberty and freedom, particularly popular in the United States. Her French counterpart is Marianne.


Liberty is often depicted with the five-pointed American stars, usually on a raised hand. Another hand may hold a sword downward. Familiar depiction include the following:

See also

External links

  • Texas statue (http://www.senate.state.tx.us/kids/Tour4.htm)
  • Texas Memorial Museum (http://www.tmm.utexas.edu/events/past_events/goddess/goddess.html)

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Lady Liberty on Lake Mendota (766 words)
The presence of Lady Liberty on Lake Mendota was the handiwork of Jim Mallon and Leon Varjian, the two leaders of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's notorious Pail and Shovel (P&S) party.
In 1996 Lady Liberty made a brief reappearance when she was rescued from her shed and lovingly reconstructed by the Hoofers, the University of Wisconsin-Madison's outdoor recreation club.
The construction of Lady Liberty represented an ingenious spin on the perennial fascination college students have with stealing statues.
Lady Liberty (1283 words)
Lady Liberty, by contrast, is a feminine symbol that evokes the compassion at the heart of democracy, the ultimate goal of which is liberation and happiness for all people.
Lady Liberty is the best visual symbol we have for what we truly love – the liberation and advancement of all humankind.
Lady Liberty thus represents the true heart of America and is a far more potent and accurate symbol for our mission than the American flag.
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