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Vulcan, Roman Religion and Mythology (Photo Archive)

Vulcan

God of fire and metal working Roman Religion and Mythology / Lexicon

Vulcan was the Roman god for fire and metal working. He was the protector of smiths, and was normally depicted as a bearded man, dressed as a worker and carrying the utensils of a smith.

A special priest, the Flamen Volcanalis, took care of his cult. There were two major festivals in Vulcan's honour: the Tubilustrium on May 23, and the Volcanalia on August 23.

There was a Temple of Vulcan in the Campus Martius. Vulcan was the patron of Ostia, the habour city of Rome.

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This page is linked under the names "Vulcan", "Vulcanus", "Volcanus", "Volcanalia", "Tubilustrium" and "Flamen Volcanalis".

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