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Hephaestus

(hĕfĕs`təs), in Greek religion and mythology, Olympian god. According to Homer he was the son of Hera and Zeus, but Hesiod states that he was conceived and borne by Hera alone. Originally an Asian fire god, in Greece he became the divine smith and god of craftsmen. He was worshiped primarily in cities such as Athens, where he had a temple. It was said that he was either born lame or was lamed by Zeus, who threw him down from Olympus when Hephaestus took Hera's side in a dispute. He was represented as bearded, with mighty shoulders, but crippled legs. At huge furnaces, worked by Cyclopes, he fashioned ornaments, weapons, and magical contrivances for the gods and heroes (e.g., Achilles' shield). But in mythology he was usually a comic figure. Most scholars agree that he was the husband of Aphrodite, who was unfaithful to him. The Romans identified Hephaestus with VulcanVulcan,
in Roman religion and mythology, fire god. Chiefly a god of destructive fire, Vulcan seems to have originated as a god of volcanoes. His festival, the Volcanalia, was held on Aug. 23. He was later identified with the Greek Hephaestus.
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Hephaestus

(Rom. Vulcan) god of fire and metalworkers. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 121]

Hephaestus

Prometheus’ kinsman and the god of fire. [Gk. Lit.: Prometheus Bound, Magill I, 786–788]
See: Fire

Hephaestus

blacksmith god; said to have been lamed when ejected from Olympus by Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 121]

Hephaestus

, Hephaistos
Greek myth the lame god of fire and metal-working
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16) Hephaistos is a god strongly associated with craft, and the poet reinforced this connection by referring to him in this passage as (the 'bronze-smith').
LANDMARK Penshaw Monument was initially going to be a direct copy of the Temple of Hephaistos in Athens but did not look right on the hillside.
Surely useful at this point is a survey if not a full census of the contributions of this Homeric text to a theory of community (as well as to the practice thereof) as Hephaistos constructs and ornaments the shield.
In die Ilias begin die gedeelte wat vertel hoe Achilles se skild gemaak word met die beskrywing van Hephaistos se smidswinkel: "[.
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The Trojan point of view in narrating the war was offered to the Middle Ages by a Latin abridgement of De Excidio Troiae by Dares Phrygius, the Trojan priest of Hephaistos mentioned by Homer in the Iliad (V, 9, 10).
When Achilles needs a replacement for the shield he has lost to Hector, Hephaistos fabricates one depicting, for the most part, pastoral civilized scenes, though The Iliad is about war.
It was, in fact, built in the mid-fifth century BC for Hephaistos, the blacksmith god of fire, though the name Theseion still lingers.
Judaism, Christianity, Islam cannot add Athene, Aphrodite, Hephaistos to their shrines -- real or metaphorical -- without undermining the basic notion of the existence of one single God.
Margaret Mullett's exhaustive study of the letters of Theophylact Hephaistos, archbishop of Ochrid in Bulgaria between 1088 and ca.
But fire, set off by Hephaistos at Hera's command, drives the Xanthus back and saves Achilles.
In another instance Hephaistos, the male god of metalworking and craft, attempts to seduce Athena.