Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicHoroscopes · 1 decade ago

Anyone know anything about Vulcan?

5 Answers

Relevance
  • D---
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan

    Vulcan, in Roman mythology, is the son of Jupiter and Juno, husband of Venus, and father of Caeculus. He was god of fire and volcanoes, and the manufacturer of art, arms, iron, and armor for gods and heroes. Vulcan's analogue in Greek mythology is the god Hephaestus. He is also called Mulciber ("softener") in Roman mythology and Sethlans in Etruscan mythology.

    OR the City

    http://www.town.vulcan.ab.ca/town/index.html

    OR the Planet

    http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Vulcan_(planet)

    Or Fictional characters

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_(Star_Trek)

    Vulcans are a humanoid species in the fictional Star Trek universe who reside on the planet Vulcan and are noted for their attempt to live by reason and logic, with no interference from emotion. They were one of the founding members of the United Federation of Planets.

  • Anry
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Vulcan, in Roman mythology, is the son of Jupiter and Juno, husband of Venus, and father of Caeculus. He was god of fire and volcanoes, and the manufacturer of art, arms, iron, and armor for gods and heroes. Vulcan's analogue in Greek mythology is the god Hephaestus. He is also called Mulciber ("softener") in Roman mythology and Sethlans in Etruscan mythology.

    About Vulcan:

    Vulcan's smithy was believed to be situated underneath Mount Etna in Sicily or under the Aeolian island of Vulcano in the Tyrrhenian Sea. At the Vulcanalia festival, which was held on August 23, fish and small animals were thrown into a fire.

    Vulcan's shrine in the Forum Romanum, called the Volcanal, appears to have played an important role in the civic rituals of the archaic Roman Kingdom.

    Today, a statue of Vulcan located in Birmingham, Alabama is the largest cast iron statue in the world.

    Vulcan in mythology:

    To punish mankind for stealing the secrets of fire, Jupiter ordered the other gods to make Pandora as a poisoned gift for man. Vulcan’s contribution to the beautiful and foolish Pandora was to mold her from clay and to give her form. He also made the thrones for the other gods on Mt. Olympus.

    Good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    Vulcan as in Mr. Spock or Vulcan as in Greek Mythology or Vulcan as in the process of making rubber?

    Be more specific.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Vulcan was proposed to explain a small perturbation in Mercury's orbit from the path predicted by classical mechanics, technically called perihelion precession.

    During Mercury's orbit, its perihelion advances by a small amount each orbit. The phenomenon is predicted by classical mechanics, but the observed value differed from the predicted value by the small amount of 43 arcseconds per century.

    This idea and the name "Vulcan" was postulated by the French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier in 1859, closely following his spectacular success in "discovering" the planet Neptune in the same way — using only calculus. Various persons and astronomers around the world attempted to prove the existence of the said planet.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    Isn't that the planet Dr. Spock called home?

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.