The Roman God Vulcan
The way of the Romans was to adopt various elements from other cultures and civilisations. This included the Roman religion which was highly influenced by the Ancient Greek religion and gave the Greek God names the equivalent Roman names. The Roman priests then adopted the mythology or stories about the Gods and Goddesses and evolved a Roman Gods Family tree detailing how each of the Roman Gods and Goddesses, like Vulcan, were related. Greek and Roman religion and mythology therefore become closely entwined.
Myths about the Roman God Vulcan
Mythology surrounding Vulcan
The mythology and information about the Roman God Vulcan:
Roman Mythology and Information about Vulcan
Vulcan (Hephaistos or Hephaestus), the celestial artist, was the son of Jupiter and Juno. He was considered as the manufacturer of art, arms, iron, jewellery and armor for various gods and heroes. He also supplied the thunderbolts of Jupiter. Thunder was the weapon of Jupiter and he also bore a shield called Aegis which made for him by Vulcan. Vulcan was born lame, and his mother Juno was so displeased at the sight of him that she flung him out of heaven. Other accounts say that Jupiter kicked him out for taking part with his mother, in a quarrel which occurred between them. Vulcan's lameness, according to this account, was the consequence of his fall. He was a whole day falling, and at last alighted in the island of Lemnos, which became sacred to him.
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