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Vulcan--the Roman god of fire and smithing.

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Technically, it would be Hephaestus, but the actual word "volcano" comes from his Roman equivalent, Vulcan.

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For what Roman god was the volcano named?

Vulcan, the blacksmith god.

Which fictional person is volcano named after?

The fictional person that a volcano is named after is Mount St. Helens, named after the British diplomat Lord St. Helens.

For what god in Greece was the volcano named?

Actually it was the Roman god Vulcan, hid Greek counterpart was Hephaestus.

How do you think the word volcano is related to the god named Vulcan?

It is the same word.

Where do you get the word volcano?

The word volcano is derived from the name of Vulcano Island off Sicily, which in turn was named after Vulcan, the Roman God of Fire.

Who is volcano is named after?

Volcano came from Vulcan, the roman name of Hephaestus, the blacksmith of the Greek gods. It was believed that when he forged weapons, sparks would fly up and cause volcanic eruptions.

What Roman god are volcanoes named after?

Volcanism (vulcanism) is named for the Roman god of fire and the hearth, Vulcan. In Greek mythology, he was called Hephaestus.

What does volcano?

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Is there a Latin word for volcano If so what is it If not why do you suppose?

Well, Vulcan is a Roman god, and it's not likely anyone new what a volcano was before one exploded. They most likely would have named it after him.

Who came up with the name volcano?

the Romans after the eruption of Vesuvius at Pompeii. It was named after the god Vulcan

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What volcano erupted in the novel congo by Michael Crichton?

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