4464 Vulcano
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This minor planet is named after the island of Vulcano in the Aeolian Island chain near Italy. Its modern name derives from Vulcan, the Roman god of fire. It is home to multiple active volcanic centers, and is in fact the origin for the word "volcano" in many languages. In myth, it was the site of one of the forges of Vulcan or Hephaestus.

The symbol for this asteroid is the simplest possible depiction of a volcano: a large equilateral triangle like the mountain glyph, with the top truncated, to become a tall trapezoid.

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