Vulcan

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Vulcan

  • Vulcan the God of Fire
  • Facts and information about Vulcanalia
  • The Roman god of Roman Religion
  • The Roman god and Roman Mythology
  • Facts and interesting information about Vulcan the Roman God of Fire
  • Mythology, facts and information about the ancient Roman Gods
 

Vulcan


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:

  • Name: Vulcan
  • A major deity and one of the 12 Olympian Gods
  • Jurisdiction: Vulcan was described as being the Roman God of Fire and the blacksmith of the gods
  • Mythology: Mythical Family Tree or Relatives: He was believed to be the God of Fire. Vulcan was the son of Jupiter and Juno, he was the husband of Venus

  • Depiction / Description / Symbol: the forge and the anvil
  • Name of equivalent Greek God: Hephaestus
  • Vulcanalia - His festival, the Vulcanalia, was celebrated on August 23 when the summer heat put the crops and granaries at risk of burning
  • Sacrifices to Vulcan - During sacrifices to the Roman gods the sex of the victim had to correspond to the sex of the god to whom it was offered. White animals were given to the gods of the upper world whereas black victims to the gods of the underworld

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.

Vulcan
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Vulcan

 
Vulcan

  • Vulcan the God of Fire
  • Facts and information about Vulcanalia
  • The Roman god of Roman Religion
  • The Roman god and Roman Mythology
  • Facts and interesting information about the Roman God of Fire
  • Mythology, facts and information about the ancient Roman Gods
  • Pagan Greek and Roman Gods

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