VERITAS, THE GODDESS OF TRUTH
In Roman mythology, Veritas, meaning truth, was the goddess of truth, a daughter of Saturn, and the mother of Virtus. It was believed that she hid in the bottom of a holy well because she was so elusive. Her image is shown as a young virgin dressed in white.
Veritas is also the name given to the Roman virtue of truthfulness, which was considered one of the main virtues any good Roman should possess. In Greek mythology, Veritas is known as Aletheia (Ancient Greek: á¼Î»Î®Î¸ÎµÎ¹Î±) and is the daughter of Zeus, or a creation of Prometheus. Veritas was often depicted nude, holding a hand mirror
Truth, holding a mirror and a serpent (1896). Olin Levi Warner, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.