Hephaestus

Roman name: Vulcan

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GOD OF FIRE AND CRAFTS

SYMBOLS

In artwork, Hephaestus is most commonly seen with hammers, anvils, and a pair of tongs. Hammers are used for sculpting. Both anvils and tongs are used with blacksmith and welding metals.

Character Traits

Hephaestus was seen as kind, peaceful, and loving with his work. He made many things for other people. However, he was bitter about how he was treated by other gods/goddesses.
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Relationships

Hephaestus Parents were Hera, and maybe Zeus. Zeus was known more having affairs with other goddesses and mortals. Hephaestus had four children with Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty.They were all goddesses. He had four other children with Sikelia, Anita, and Kaberio.

Strengths

Hephaestus is a very intelligent god. He created technology that helped other gods and goddesses. He was also immune to fire, which helped with making things with fire. Hephaestus was also very creative, and he built many palaces for others.

Weaknesses

Hephaestus was disabled, which forced him to walk with a walker. His legs were broken after being thrown off Mount Olympus by his mother, Hera. Also, compared to the other gods and goddesses, he was quite small. His relationship with the other gods and goddesses wasn't very strong.

Facts

  • Hephaestus wasn't very attractive and Aphrodite often cheated on him
  • He could also be called Daedalus, connecting him to the craftsman who was the first to fly using artificial wings
  • Hephaestus trapped his wife and one of her lovers in bed with chains

Work Cited

Works Cited

"Hephaestus." Hephaestus. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

"Hephaestus Was the Greek God of Metallurgy and the Smith of the Olympian Gods." Hephaestus,the Greek God of Fire. Myths of Hephaestus. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.

"Strengths and Weaknesses." Hephaestus. Web. 29 Jan. 2016.

"Hephaestus Greek God Forge Fire Crafts Aphrodite Husband Goddess Olympian Gods Goddesses." About.com Travel. Web. 29 Jan. 2016.