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Origin: Latin

Meaning: it could be related to Latin fulgere meaning "to flash", though it's possible the name's origins are older, possibly Etruscan.

In Roman mythology, Vulcan is the god of fire, metalworking, and volcanos and the forge, and the son of Juno and Jupiter. According to myth he was born so deformed that his own mother was horrified by him and threw him from Mount Olympus and into the depths of the ocean, where he was found by the sea-nymph Thetis and raised by her.  He is the Greek counterpart of Hephaestus