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  Hephaestus
Hephaestus, the god of fire, especially the flsmith's fire, was the patron of all craftsmen, principally those working with metals.
Hephaestus was associated with Mount Etna, which is on the island of Sicily.
Hephaestus is known as the son of Hera and Zeus, although Zeus had nothing to do with the conception.
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  Hephaestus - LoveToKnow 1911
HEPHAESTUS, in Greek mythology, the god of fire, analogous to, and by the ancients often confused with, the Roman god Vulcan; the derivation of the name is uncertain, but it may well be of Greek origin.
In archaic art Hephaestus is generally represented as bearded, though occasionally a younger beardless type is found, as on a vase (in the British Museum), on which he appears as a young man assisting Athena in the creation of Pandora.
Some mythologists have compared the hammer of Hephaestus with that of Thor, and have explained it as the emblem of a thunder-god; but it is Zeus, not Hephaestus, who causes the thunder, and the emblems of the latter god are merely the signs of his occupation as a smith.
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  Hephaestus
Hephaestus, along with Athena Ergane (patron of craftsman and artisans), were honored at a festival called Chalceia[?] on the thirtieth day of Pyanopsion.
When Hephaestus found out about it (most likely from his sister Eris, the goddess of discord) he surprised them during one of their trysts and covered them with an invisible and unbreakable net and left them exposed for all of Olympus to see.
Hephaestus was somehow connected with the mysterious cult of the Cabari.
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 Hephaestus, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
This happened because Hephaestus came to the rescue of Hera when Zeus chained her because of the storm she sent against Heracles 1 when the latter was at sea.
Hephaestus was married to Aphrodite, but she loved Ares in the house of Hephaestus whenever he was away.
Hephaestus also made a scepter for Zeus, which the god gave to Hermes, Hermes to Pelops 1, Pelops 1 to Atreus, Atreus to Thyestes 1, and Thyestes 1 to Agamemnon [these are the Pelopides].
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 Hephaestus
Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera or, in some accounts, of Hera alone.
Hephaestus accomplished numerous prodigies of craftsmanship, such as the marvelous palaces that he built for the gods atop Mount Olympus, or the armor that he made for Achilles during the siege of Troy (the description of which occupies a great many lines of Homer's epic of the Trojan War).
Hephaestus also created the first woman, Pandora, at the command of Zeus, in retaliation for the various tricks by which the Titan Prometheus had benefited mortal men at the expense of the gods.
www.mythweb.com /gods/Hephaestus.html   (224 words)

  
 HEPHAESTUS : Greek god of fire & metalworking ; mythology ; pictures : HEPHAISTOS, VULCAN
Although Hephaestus afterwards remembered the cruelty of his mother, yet he was always kind and obedient towards her, nay once, while she was quarrelling with Zeus, he took her part, and thereby offended his father so much, that he seized him by the leg, and hulled him down from Olympus.
Hephaestus was a whole day falling, but in the evening he came down in the island of Lemnos, where he was kindly received by the Sintians.
Hephaestus is among the male what Athena is among the female deities, for, like her, he give skill to mortal artists, and, conjointly with her, he was believed to have taught men the arts which embellish and adorn life.
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 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Hephaestus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hephaestus and his brother Ares are sons of Hera, with or without the cooperation of Zeus.
Hephaestus was also quite ugly; he was crippled and misshapen at birth: in the vase-paintings, his feet are sometimes back-to-front.
Hephaestus was somehow connected with the archaic, pre-Greek Phrygian and Thracian mystery cult of the Cabari, who were called the Hephaistoi, "the Hephaestus-men," in Lemnos.
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 Hephaestus - Crystalinks
Hephaestus gained revenge against Hera for rejecting him by making her a magical golden throne which, when she sat on it, didn't allow her to leave it.
When Hephaestus found out about it from Helios, the Sun, who sees all, he surprised them during one of their trysts ensnared in his invisibly fine and unbreakable net and left them exposed for all of Olympus to see.
Hephaestus was somehow connected with the archaic, pre-Greek Phrygian and Thracian mystery cult of the Kabeiroi, who were also called the Hephaistoi, "the Hephaestus-men," in Lemnos.
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 Characters of Greek Mythology - Olympians - Hephaestus - God of Fire
Hephaestus is the son of Hera alone, but it is said that he could have been fathered by Zeus.
Hephaestus was very curious about his parentage and couldn't accept the facts Hera kept dishing out...that he was fatherless.
Hephaestus was the craftsman-of-the-gods and was not only their armorer and smith, but also made their dwellings and furnishings.
mythology.tonyarn.com /olympians/hephaestus.html   (504 words)

  
 Hephaestus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hephaestus, (Roman: Vulcan) the god of fire, was born lame.
As god of fire, Hephaestus became the divine smith and patron of craftsmen.
In ancient times, the sons of Hephaestus were primarily those who wielded fire to forge weapons and practice the arts of metallurgy.
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 HEPHAESTUS - Online Information article about HEPHAESTUS
The relation between Hephaestus and Prometheus is in some respects close, though the distinction between these gods is clearly marked.
Hephaestus is a culture-god mainly in his secondary aspect as the craftsman, whereas Prometheus originates all civilization with the See also:
thunder-god; but it is Zeus, not Hephaestus, who causes the thunder, and the emblems of the latter god are merely the signs of his occupation as a smith.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /HEG_HIG/HEPHAESTUS.html   (1803 words)

  
 Search Results for "Hephaestus"
Hephaestus (hi-FES-tuhs, hi-FEE-stuhs) The Greek name of Vulcan, the Greek and Roman god of fire and metalworking.
This time, Hephaestus is standing by with a private detective, a photographer, and a lawyer.
She was the wife and sister of Zeus and the mother of Ares and Hephaestus.
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 Hephaestus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hephaestus was one of the few who didn’t object to the turnover because he preferred his role as a smith to that of the added responsibility as a god.
Hephaestus appeared to him anonymously and revealed to him that the gods did not create the wars of man and that is why they had no part in it.
Hephaestus saw potential in Mann and with Aphrodite’s assistance gave Mann the ability to attain the powers on an immortal to fight the evil of Ares who was manipulating the conflict on Earth.
www.angelfire.com /planet/mythguide/hephaestus.html   (1675 words)

  
 Mark Damon Hughes: Hephaestus
Hephaestus is a freeware computer role-playing game construction kit (often called an "RPG maker").
Hephaestus is written in Java, and therefore runs on every platform.
In Heph2, adventures are written in standard Java, and Hephaestus has a secure "sandbox" to run them in, to prevent anyone passing a trojan as an adventure - it's just like applets in your web browser.
kuoi.asui.uidaho.edu /~kamikaze/Hephaestus   (443 words)

  
 Mark Damon Hughes: Hephaestus
Hephaestus is written in Java, and therefore runs on every platform.
Hephaestus 2 makes it easier than ever to make any adventure you can imagine.
In Heph2, adventures are written in standard Java, and Hephaestus has a secure "sandbox" to run them in, to prevent anyone passing a trojan as an adventure - it's just like applets in your web browser.
markdamonhughes.com /Hephaestus   (443 words)

  
 Hephaestus, Greece, Greek mythology
The jealous Hera was said to have given birth to Hephaestus as a revenge for Zeus nerve to make a child by himself.
Hephaestus was married to Aphrodite or one of the Graces, Aglaia, and his workshop was under the volcano Etna on Sicily where the Cyclops were his helpers, making Zeus' lightnings.
As a character, Hephaestus was often ridiculed because of his appearance, but as an artist he was much admired.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/hephaestus.htm   (257 words)

  
 Hephaestus
Hera flung Hephaestus from Mt. Olympus because he was born lame and ugly.
In art, Hephaestus appears as a bearded man with a sleeveless tunic and having powerful arms and leg muscles having one shortened leg because of his lameness.
Hephaestus did as he was told and since he was the flsmith and craftsman god he made a very beautiful woman.
web.hcsps.sa.edu.au /projects/ancientgreece/Hephaestus.htm   (357 words)

  
 Hephaestus : The Smith God
Hephaestus had a great talent in working with metal, wood, stone and jewels.
One of Hephaestus' legs was broken in the fall, but Hephaestus skillfully designed and molded a golden leg-iron to replace it.
Hephaestus, being the great smith he was, made his throne an extraordinary one.
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 Hephaestus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hephaestus is the god of smiths and fire.
Years later he returned to the Olympus, but when he sided with his mother in a twist between her and Zeus, this made the chief god so angry that he seized his son by the legs and flung him out of Olympus for the second time.
Hephaestus is married to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
home.swipnet.se /heathen/mythology/h/hephaestus.html   (200 words)

  
 Hepha's Homework Page
The other version is that Hephaestus tried to, and almost did, free his mother when Zeus punished her by hanging her on a golden chain between heaven and earth; and Zeus, in anger in at his son’s interference, hurled him off Olympus himself.
Physically, Hephaestus was generally represented as a sturdy and muscular man with a thick neck and hairy chest who, because of a shortened, lame leg and club foot, supported himself with the aid of a crutch.
Hephaestus was the one who split open the head of Zeus with an axe, when the King of the Olympians was suffering from a terrible headache.
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 Hephaestus - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hephaestus is married to Aphrodite, who cuckolds him variously with gods and mortal men, most famously with Ares, whom Hephaestus trapped in an ingeniously designed web of golden chains, catching him in the act of adultery with Aphrodite.
Another is that Hephaestus defied Zeus in defending his mother, and was tossed off Olympus by the angry King of the gods.
Hephaestus was the creator of the divine armour of Achilles in the Iliad, and also that of Memnon, son of the goddess Dawn in the lost epic the Aethiopis.
www.ancientlibrary.com /wcd/Hephaestus   (255 words)

  
 Honors Paper
Hephaestus, being the obedient son that he is, releases the river from his mighty power.
Though the evidence from Hephaestus’ differences isn’t by itself enough to determine that there were different authors for the Iliad and the Odyssey, it can be used in support of the theory.
Hephaestus is depicted as a very strong, unmerciful god, with no mention of his brilliant intelligence.
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 Hephaestus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, Hephaestus became the god of the fire of the forge, a creative flame, which serves as the foundation of all metallurgy.
Another legend is the Hephaestus was lame from birth, a fact that so disgusted Hara that she herself chased him from the sky.
Before Hephaestus released his mother from the throne she agreed to his demand that he would have a place on Olympus and be seated among the gods.
www.themystica.com /mythical-folk/articles/hephaestus.html   (381 words)

  
 -HEPHAESTUS,- 1906-1981 AND THE ISLAND OF LEMNOS
They further believed Hephaestus was thrown from Mt. Olympus by Zeus, his father, and landed on Lemnos where he set up his metalworking shops, and that he even fashioned the armor of Achilles there.
For the early members of the Society "Hephaestus" was a home away from home, a place to discuss their problems and a place for comradeship.
Ulysses (Odysseus) Rackages, a past president of "Hephaestus," were condensed and are based from his records, from information he collected from various sources and from the extensive writings of his brother, the late Vlassis Rackages, who was also an active member and Secretary of our Society for many years.
www.hri.org /lemnian/hephaestus_history.htm   (3161 words)

  
 Hephaestus
Hephaestus falls into the sea and is caught and brought up by the Nereid Thetys and her 49 sisters.
Hephaestus’ workshop is on Lemnos and volcanoes and fire all over the world belong to him.
Hephaestus is married to the most divine of all goddesses, Aphrodite.
library.thinkquest.org /26264/inhabitants/gods/olympian/site010.htm   (393 words)

  
 Hephaestus or Vulcan: Artisan of the Greek and Roman Gods by Tracy Marks
Physically, Hephaestus was a muscular man with a thick neck and hairy chest who because of a shortened, lame leg and club foot (with feet facing backwards), supported himself with the aid of a crutch.
But my son Hephaestus whom I bare was weakly among all the blessed gods and shriveled of foot, a shame and disgrace to me in heaven, whom I myself took in my hands and cast out so that he fell in the great sea.
When she learned it was her own son Hephaestus, and she recognized the beauty he did not possess physically but could indeed create from the physical world, she forgave him for not being what she had hoped for, and asked for Zeus to return him to Olympus.
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