Hephaestus

~Roman name: Vulcan~

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Description

Hephaestus is the god of fire metalwork and building. He made armor for heroes under the heat of a volcano

Symbols

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.

Traits

Hephaestus seemed to be really isolated with his work and stayed away from the outside world. He was also really compassionate and thoughtful.

Relationships

Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera along with the brother of Ares and Hebe. He is also the husband of Aphrodite showering her in gifts almost everyday.

Strengths

Hephaestus was able to control the eruptions of many volcanoes being able to destroy a village in seconds, and since he was a blacksmith he was fairly strong. He was also very at crafts, being able to make the finest jewelry.

Weaknesses

The god of fire surprisingly had some fair weaknesses. Since he was born Hephaestus was crippled and ugly and was banished from Mount Olympus, he is also isolated from the outside world, not being able to know what is happening until its too late.

Interesting facts

A couple interesting facts about Hephaestus include.


  1. When he was born ugly and crippled, Hera looked at him and threw him off Mount Olympus.
  2. He showers his wife, Aphrodite in many gifts almost everyday.
  3. Hephaestus was and still is the only ugly god among every other.

Works cited

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.