Part of speech: noun

Rom. Myth. The god of fire and of the arts of forging and smelting; deformed husband of Venus.

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Usage examples "vulcan":

  1. Poplicola, admiring his courage, proposed at once that the Romans should every one make him a present of a day's provisions, and afterwards gave him as much land as he could plow round in one day, and besides erected a brazen statue to his honor in the temple of Vulcan, as a requital for the lameness caused by his wound. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
  2. At the sight of his favourite and mysterious labours, he paused; he seemed disturbed in his mind, while he felt at every moment his strength decaying; suddenly he raised his feeble hands by an effort of firm resolve, burnt his papers, and smiled as the greedy Vulcan licked up every page. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  3. It was worshipped as a Deity, and esteemed the same as Osiris; by others the same as Vulcan. - "A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I.", Jacob Bryant.