Crafting template Vulcan
The "despicable" god of fire
Vulcanus, who is also called Vulcan is the god of the craftsmen, of the fire and in particular, the blacksmiths. It is said that he lost an eye caused by flying sparks when forging. His appearance is limping and ugly. He wears typical artisan working clothes, his right shoulder and his breast are uncovered. The Roman god holds the hammer in one hand, the blacksmith’s tongs in the other. Vulcan is the tutelary god of all craftsmen, who work with fire. The population of Rome worshiped him as the shepherd against fire hazard. He symbolized the deadly danger of the flames.
Beautiful art objects for many gods
The god Vulcan was extremely skillful in his artisan craftworks. He created precious jewels and crafted a really magnificent throne for his mother. Vulcan was married to the wonderfully beautiful Aphrodite. She was not very faithfully in turn, had to have something to do with his hideous appearance. For the goddess Hera he created the bedchamber, god Helios got his chariot and Zeus his famous sceptre. Every year on 23rd August, people gave a feast in honor of Vulcan. They hoped for assistance, because of the great drought at this season.
- Material of highly substantial paper
- Easy to create
- Number of sheets: two pieces
- Suitable for children over six years
The art of weaponry - a monetary compensation of a special kind
The god Vulcan was also an excellent weaponsmith of the so-called clarions. The population celebrated a spectacular “Cleaning Feast of Trumpets” every year on 23rd May. Craftsmanship was equated with art in ancient Rome and Vulcan was the official patron of all artists. People showed hope but also a lot of fear for the god. His unique art of weaponry went with the manufacturing of tanks, shields as well as helmets, swords and lances. As there was no real money like coins in those days, the armaments were conveniently used as a substitute for money.
A leap into the past of smithery
The originally crafting sheet of the blacksmith’s god Vulcan, brings Roman history in detail nearer to the students and inspires their imagination playfully. Impart suspensfully, in what people believed at the time and what they fought and lived for. Take your students on an exciting time journey. Lead them to a deep insight into bygone lifestyles and fascinate them with unusual customs and traditions of the ancient world!
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