Vulcan is the name of the god of fire, metalworking, the forge, and volcanoes in Roman mythology, the son of Juno and JupiterAccording to myth he was born so deformed that his own mother was horrified by him and threw him from Mt. Olympus and into the depths of the ocean, where he was found by the sea-nymph Thetis and raised by her. He is the Greek counterpart of Hephaestus. Vulcan comes from Latin Vulcanus; while it has been related to Latin fulgere meaning “to flash, shine” derived from PIE *bʰel- (to flash, shine, burn; white), it seems more likely that the name derives from a Etruscan origin

Origin: likely Etruscan



  • Vulcanus (Ancient Roman)
  • Vulkan (English)
  • Vulken (English)


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