~Roman name: Vulcan~
Since Hephaestus was the god of fire and the the blacksmith of the gods, his symbols were an anvil, a hammer, fire and a pair of tongs.
- When he was born ugly and crippled, Hera looked at him and threw him off Mount Olympus.
- He showers his wife, Aphrodite in many gifts almost everyday.
- Hephaestus was and still is the only ugly god among every other.
Alexander, Heather, and Meredith Hamilton. A Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology: The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2011. Print.