Vulcan is the name of the God of fire in Roman mythology. The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), in your dictionary, includes the adjective vulcanic to refer to what is linked to this deity or to the fire.
Before proceeding further, it should be remembered that the fire It is a phenomenon characterized by the emission of light and heat, usually with a flame. In the case of VulcanHe was associated with this phenomenon and the production of metals and was considered the patron of those trades that required the use of furnaces.
TO Vulcan, whose origins are not clear, he was paid tribute in the Volcanal. Thus was known a shrine that was in the Roman Forum.
Each August 23rd, at Volcanal the vulcanalias, also called vulcanals: festivities dedicated to Vulcan. The date coincided with the highest temperatures, with which the crops were at risk of fire.
The tribute to Vulcan during the vulcanalias it included the lighting of bonfires where they sacrificed animals. In addition, torches and candles were lit.
It is called Vulcan, on the other hand, to a Island which is part of the archipelago of the Aeolian. It is located in the Italian region of Sicily and features several volcanoes, including one that is also called Vulcan.
The volcano Vulcan, which is active, has an altitude of just over 500 meters. The last time you entered eruption it was in 1888.
Vulcan, finally, it was the name of a supposed planet that, according to French Urbain Le Verrier (1811–1877), was between Mercury and the Sun. Over time this astronomer’s belief was shown to be wrong.