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n. Roman Mythology
The goddess of war.

[Latin Bellōna.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of war


(bəˈloʊ nə)

the Roman goddess of war.
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I taught the dog, which I called "Bellona," to fetch sticks I threw into the water, and not only to fetch, but to fetch at once, without mouthing or playing with them.
After that, at the first casual opportunity, I presented Bellona to John Claverhouse.
Early next morning I saw him go by with a dip-net and gunnysack, and Bellona trotting at his heels.
Bellona was ambling about him, and they were in high feather, her short, snappy barks mingling with his deeper chest-notes.
These men placed no value whatever upon their own lives, and it was they who totally destroyed the great Mercenary city of Bellona along with its population of over a hundred thousand souls.
If Amadis be the proud boast of Gaul, If by his progeny the fame of Greece Through all the regions of the earth be spread, Great Quixote crowned in grim Bellona's hall To-day exalts La Mancha over these, And above Greece or Gaul she holds her head.
Nor was his eare less peal'd With noises loud and ruinous (to compare Great things with small) then when BELLONA storms, With all her battering Engines bent to rase Som Capital City, or less then if this frame Of Heav'n were falling, and these Elements In mutinie had from her Axle torn The stedfast Earth.
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International conservationists honored were Beth Clark, of the Antarctica Project, with the Raymond Sherwin International Award; the Bellona Foundation of Norway, with the EarthCare Award; and Mexican activist Rodolfo Montiel Flores, with the Chico Mendes Award.
"What we have shown through the Nikitin case is that, if you fight, you're able to get results, even if your enemy is the KGB," says Frederic Hauge, president of the Bellona Foundation, the environmental group, based in Russia and Norway, that published Nikitin's original expose.
The American Chemical Society and other organizations have petitioned the Russian government to cease its prosecution of Nikitin, who works with an Oslo-based environmental group called the Bellona Foundation.