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Vulcan Mythology

    Vulcan is the god of fire in Roman mythology. He is the son of Jupiter and Juno, and the husband of Venus.

     His mother, Juno, tried to throw him off a cliff, but failed to kill her son. Instead, she put him in a volcano and told him to stay there for most of his young life.
     Little did she know that her young boy would grow to be a very talented blacksmith for all the gods and goddesses of Olympus.

     Vulcan made thrones for the other gods to sit on in Mount Etna. He came to be considered as the manufacturer of art, arms, iron, jewelry and armor for various gods and heroes, including the thunderbolts of Jupiter.
      He was the son of Jupiter and Juno, and husband of Maia and Venus. His smithy was believed to be underneath Mount Etna in Sicily.