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Britannia: The Ancient Face of Modern Britain

A story of women, gods and a changing nation

Most nations have images and icons associated with them. France has Marianne, the United States has Columbia, and India has Bharat Mata. Joining this pantheon of goddesses is Britannia, the personification of Britain and its people.

Let’s look at how this goddess came to be, came to claim the crown of Poseidon, her role in empire-building and her importance as a national symbol today.

Roman Origins

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