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God o fire, metalwirkin, stane masonry, forges an the airt o sculpture, blacksmiths
Hephaestus at the Forge by Guillaume Coustou the Younger (Louvre)
AbodeMoont Olympus
SymbolHaimer, stiddie, tongs, an/or quail
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ConsortAphrodite, Aglaea
ChilderThalia, Eucleia, Eupheme, Philophrosyne, Cabeiri an Euthenia
ParentsHera an Zeus, or Hera alane
SiblinsAres, Eileithyia, Enyo, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hebe, Hermes, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Iasion, Perseus, Minos, Tantalas, the Muses, the Graces
Roman equivalentVulcan

Hephaestus (/hɪˈfstəs/, /həˈfɛstəs/ or /hˈfɛstəs/; aicht spellings; Auncient Greek: Ἥφαιστος Hēphaistos) is the Greek god o blacksmiths, craftsmen, airtisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire an volcanoes.[1] Hephaestus' Roman equivalent is Vulcan. In Greek mythology, Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera, the king an queen of the gods. In another version, he was Hera's parthenogenous bairn, rejected by his mither because of his deformity and thrown oot of heaven and down to earthd.[2]

As a smithin god, Hephaestus made aw the wappens o the gods in Olympus. He servit as the blacksmith o the gods, an wis worshippit in the manufacturing an industrial centers o Greece, pairticularly Athens. The cult o Hephaestus wis based in Lemnos.[1] Hephaestus' seembols are a smith's hammer, anvil, an a pair o tongs.

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  1. a b Walter Burkert, Greek Religion 1985: III.2.ii; see coverage o Lemnos-based traditions and legends at Mythic Lemnos)
  2. Graves, Robert (1955). The Greek Myths:1. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, ongland: Penguin Books. p. 51.