The Temple Of Hephaestus

Ancient Greek Temples

The Beginning

The temple of Hephaestus was built in 450 BC and was originally thought and made by Ictinus. This temple lasted until 1834 and became a church, this church was dedicated to Saint George in Agias Georgias. The temple was of course a holy place in which blacksmiths and others worshiped the Greek god Hephaestus.

Why Did These People Worship Hephaestus?

Hephaestus was known as the god of metal and steel, also some believe he was the god of volcanoes as well. But many blacksmiths worshiped him because he supplied many weapons and tools for the gods and goddesses including Zeus's thunderbolts. He was the main guy for preparing war against many other things in the Greek myth world. So Hephaestus was worshiped in his credibility for helping the Greek god and goddesses.
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Today's Temple

The temple of Hephaestus lasted a long time even as a church but that temple became a tourist attraction possibly in the 19th century. This attraction is one of the top 10 tourist attraction in Greece. This ancient temple is in 24 Adrianou St., Athens.

Summary

In conclusion the temple of Hephaestus was built in 450 BC and became a church in 1834. Blacksmiths and others worshiped Hephaestus because he made weapons for the god and goddesses. But then the church became old and became a tourist attraction in the 19th century which is the top 10 attraction in Greece and its still here today.

Facts

Hera and Zeus was Hephaestus parents others believed Hera had him alone to get back at Zeus because he had an affair. He married Aphrodite, she had an affair with her brother. Hephaestus is also the god of fire, and he was a blacksmiths.


Symbols Of Hephaestus

Hammer, anvil, tongs, and lorquail.

-Hephaestus roman Name is valcanoe

Credits

By Moses Snow, Maddie Brown, Dylan Tennison