Roman name: Vulcan

The Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, and many more.

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  • Hammer.
  • Anvil.
  • Tongs.
  • Quail.

Personality traits:

  1. Intelligent
  2. Creative.
  3. Affable.
  4. Clam.
  5. Busy.
  6. Cooperative.
  7. Cunning.


Parents: Hera and Zeus, or Hera alone

Spouse: Aphrodite.

Siblings: Athena, Ares, Apollo, Perseus, Heracles, etc.


Hephaestus is a very intelligent being, which he gets from his parents. He uses his intelligence to create technology that has helped the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus greatly. Not only that, he is very creative with his art including weapons and buildings.

If it weren't for Hephaestus, Mount Olympus would be drastically different and most likely not as advanced as they were.

He was also well liked among the other gods.


On the other hand, Hephaestus has to walk with a walker because he broke both of his legs after being thrown off Mount Olympus by Hera.

Hephaestus has always been a lightweight drinker since he was very young.

Also, he was considered ugly which cause him to be he was thrown off of Mount Olympus.

3 Facts about Hephaestus:

  1. His forge or workshop was located under a volcano, and the work he did within it caused frequent eruptions.
  2. He built the beautiful palaces of the gods and goddesses and made magical locks that could only be opened by the gods
  3. The Romans gave Hephaestus the name Vulcan. That’s where the word “volcano” comes from.

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