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

• Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. — Publilius Syrus (85–43 bc) Latin writer
• Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes. — Carl August Sandburg (1878 –1967) American poet & journalist

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 {762 BC}