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 (hĭ-fĕs′təs, -fē′stəs)
n. Greek Mythology
The god of fire and metalworking.


(hɪˈfiːstəs) or


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the lame god of fire and metal-working. Roman counterpart: Vulcan


(hɪˈfɛs təs)

the ancient Greek god of fire, metalworking, and handicrafts, identified by the Romans with Vulcan.
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Sites sacred to Hestia, goddess of the hearth, and Hephaestos, artisan of the gods, also were not marked with large monuments, but at towns named for these deties, there also are alluvial soils (Figures 4 and 5).
8) This is a technique used most famously by Homer, in The Iliad, when he describes in intricate detail the shield Hephaestos had fashioned for Achilles.
A tactful diplomat, Hephaestos models courtesy and counsels acquiescence.
Es cierto que es en estas dos decadas donde se concentra la obra lugoniana mas reconocida, literaria o no: El imperio jesuitico (1904), Los crepusculos del jardin (1905), La guerra gaucha (1905), Las fuerzas extranas (1906), Lunario sentimental (1909), Las limaduras de Hephaestos (1910), Odas seculares (1910), Didactica (1910), Historia de Sarmiento (1911), Elogio de Ameghino (1915), El payador (1916) o El libro de los paisajes (1917), entre otras obras publicadas por estos anos.
It ends some stanzas later: The thin-lipped armorer, Hephaestos, hobbled away.
Heartsick and angry, Hephaestos went to his foundry and crafted a snare, an invisible net from which it was impossible to escape.
Like Hephaestos Vulcan who forged weapons for His people, but instead of leading them in their war against the enemy, this god of war gets drunk and slaughters his own men.