Definition: possessing a strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter difficulty with courage; bold or determined in facing danger

Derivation: Old French, “to be of worth”

Synonyms: brave, fearless, heroic, intrepid, knightly, stout

Symbols: 1) the lion; 2) the wolf

Mythological Figure: Hector was the most valiant of the Trojans and their noblest hero. — Homer (c. 751-651 bc) The Iliad