Latin, "either to conquer or to die," sometimes also rendered victoria aut mors "victory or death."

This is the motto of the United States 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. It is also the motto on the coat of arms for Higgenbotham and Higginbottom families in the United Kingdom, participants in the War of the Roses, originating in the area of Cheshire, England.

The modern HBO television series Game of Thrones and the book series from which it is adapted, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, draws extensively on the War of the Roses for inspiration. In this series, the character Cersei Lannister states, "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die."


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