VULCAN IS THE ROMAN GOD OF ARTISANS, CRAFTS AND TECHNOLOGY.
VULCAN AND HIS VALUES
Vulcan is often depicted with a club-foot or unsightly gait. Considered unattractive by his parents and fellow Olympians he was rejected and thrown out of Olympus. Therefore Vulcan symbolizes a person whose attributes are not valued in a patriarchal society, so he has a rough time achieving success.
But Vulcan was an “earthy” person, who exhibited passionate feelings, good instincts and liked both women and men.
But when Vulcan was at work at his forge and in his own element, his skilful use of fire made him a master craftsman and he could transform raw materials into beautiful objects. His life work emerged out of the volcanic fire of the forge, work that redeemed and expressed this wounded creator.