Etna's ongoing eruption and Etna's historical significance


Mt Etna has made headlines over the last weeks and months with spectacular eruptions, some of them highly explosive. This type of paroxysmal eruptive behaviour is characteristic of Etna's activity over the past few decades and so it is no surprise that Etna is among the most active volcanoes worldwide.

CNDS fellows, Valentin Troll and Frances Deegan (Uppsala University), together with their colleagues, have recently published an article on the recent eruptive activity of Etna as well as the ancient myths and legends that surround this volcano, from the underground forge of Hephaestus to the adventures of Odysseus, including the benefits and dangers the volcano provides to those living on its flanks today.

Read the entire article on Wiley Online Library.

Last modified: 2021-07-29