VulcanGod 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.
- Lapis Niger and Vulcanal - Archaic monument and altar in the Comitium (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Ostia Antica - The ancient port city of Rome (Lazio, Italy)
- Cupid - The god of love, son of Venus and Vulcan (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Flamines - The flamines were the most important Roman priests (Roman Religion and Mythology, Lexicon)
- Portico of the Dei Consentes - A sanctuary for twelve gods and goddesses (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
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