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PronouncedPron.VUL-kən English
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Meaning & History

From the Latin Vulcanus, possibly related to fulgere "to flash", but more likely of pre-Latin origin. In Roman mythology Vulcan was the god of fire. He was later equated with the Greek god Hephaestus.
VariantVulcanus

Categories

American Gods characters, fire, gods, light, mythology, smith deities, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute