Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fact of the Day: Vulcan Volcano

Volcanoes got their name from the Italian island Vulcano which its own name was derived from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

20 comments:

DWei said...

Oh neat. I thought it had Latin origins.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the word Vulcan ...

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Vulcan.

Unknown said...

Never knew that fact

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Neat fact. The word Vulcan is pretty cool.

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Pat Hatt said...

Those romans sure liked to name things

Adam said...

Well Latin was the language of Rome

Dana said...

Now I'll know what to tell my son when he asks. Thanks!

MEcoy said...

well that was just a pretty cool trivia
i was quite fascinated about roman myth

DEZMOND said...

yes, we knew that.

jaybird said...

Finally, finally, I know one of your facts! I'm so excited because I kept waiting to know something but I haven't so far and I kind of started to feel like giant dumbass. LOL But I'm Italian, so I actually knew this one, YAY. I still wouldn't make it past day one on Jeopardy, but I feel a little better about myself now, LOL

Emmylou said...

Another awesome fact! :)

betty said...

I think it would be interesting to see one exploding from far away. Very colorful I would imagine.

betty

Anna-Alina said...

Interesting fact!

Beauty Follower said...

In Greece we call it Eafestio, wich took its name by Hephaestus, the god of fire and smithery

Christine said...

Interesting fact!

Ruth said...

I love volcanoes!. Not sure why, but I find them fascinating.

A said...

That's actually how I used to remember when I had to know the different gods!

Giga said...

Dzięki za informacje. Pozdrawiam.
Thanks for the information. Yours.