Vulcan (n.)
Roman god of fire, and the gods' blacksmith; his forge was under Mt Etna, and thus associated with destruction and hell
Ham III.ii.94[Hamlet to Horatio] my imaginations are as foul / As Vulcan's stithy
MA I.i.172[Benedick to Claudio] do you play the flouting Jack, to tell us ... Vulcan a rare carpenter
TC I.iii.168[Ulysses to all] as like as Vulcan and his wife
TC V.ii.173[Troilus to Ulysses, of Diomedes' helmet] Were it a casque composed by Vulcan's skill, / My sword should bite it
Tit II.i.89[Demetrius to Aaron] Though Bassianus be the Emperor's brother, / Better than he have worn Vulcan's badge
TN V.i.50[Orsino to all, of Antonio's face] As black as Vulcan in the smoke of war
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