Rom. Myth. the god of fire and of metalworking: later identified with the Greek Hephaestus
Origin of VulcanClassical Latin Vulcanus, Volcanus
The god of fire and metalworking.
Origin of VulcanLatin Volcānus, Vulcānus
- (Roman mythology) The god of volcanoes and fire, especially the forge, also the patron of all craftsmen, principally blacksmiths. The Roman counterpart of Hephaestus.
- The goddess Venus was the wife of Vulcan.
- (astronomy, historical) A hypothetical planet proposed to exist in an orbit between Mercury and the Sun in a 19th-century hypothesis.
- A town in southern Alberta, Canada.
From Vulcan (etymology 1), from the Star Trek TV series of the 1960s.