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The Goddess of Liberty. On December 10th, 1793, Mlle, Malliard, an actress, was selected to personify the “Goddess of Liberty.” Being brought to Notre Dame, Paris, she was seated on the altar, and lighted a large candle to signify that Liberty was the “light of the world.” (See
The statue of Liberty, placed over the entrance of the Palais Royal, was modelled from Mme. Tallien.
“Mrs. Momoro, it is admitted, made one of the best goddesses of Reason, though her teeth were a little defective.” —
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