Hephaestus


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He·phaes·tus

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

(hɪˈfiːstəs) or

Hephaistos

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

(hɪˈfɛs təs)

n.
the ancient Greek god of fire, metalworking, and handicrafts, identified by the Romans with Vulcan.
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Noun1.Hephaestus - (Greek mythology) the lame god of fire and metalworking in ancient mythologyHephaestus - (Greek mythology) the lame god of fire and metalworking in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vulcan
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Translations
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References in classic literature ?
But the narrative of Hephaestus binding Here his mother, or how on another occasion Zeus sent him flying for taking her part when she was being beaten, and all the battles of the gods in Homer--these tales must not be admitted into our State, whether they are supposed to have an allegorical meaning or not.
And he bade famous Hephaestus make haste and mix earth with water and to put in it the voice and strength of human kind, and fashion a sweet, lovely maiden-shape, like to the immortal goddesses in face; and Athene to teach her needlework and the weaving of the varied web; and golden Aphrodite to shed grace upon her head and cruel longing and cares that weary the limbs.
The Grade I listed monument, a halfsized replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, dominates the skyline across Tyne and Wear, and is seen by millions of people travelling to and from the North East along major roads.
The Grade I listed monument, a half-sized replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, dominates the skyline across Tyne and Wear, and is seen by millions of people travelling to and from the North East along major roads.
In the famous poem, god Hephaestus created golden servants who could speak and move.
PESHAWAR -- When the gods of Mount Olympus needed to arm themselves, they turned to Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire and craftsmanship.
In this case, however, these three are Ares, Aphrodite, and her long-suffering husband, Hephaestus. To avoid the judgement of Mount Olympus for her behavior, Aphrodite, with the help of Apollo and Hades, offers a story to prove that love can transcend even the forces of war and death.
To punish Prometheus and to restore humans to their mortal place, Zeus instructed his son Hephaestus, the god of fire to make a woman.
Rather, as the poet Hesiod tells us, Pandora was "made, not born." Having been commissioned by all-powerful Zeus and designed to his cruel specifications by Hephaestus, the god of invention, Pandora was a lifelike android created to look like a bewitching maiden.
The following screenshot shows two gods, Zeus and Hera, with their sons, Hephaestus and Ares.