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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 meethologie, Hephaestus wis the son o Zeus an Hera, the king an queen o the gods. In anither version, he wis Hera's parthenogenous bairn, rejectit bi his mither acause o his deformity an thrawn oot o heiven an doun tae yird.[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 centres 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 tradeetions an legends at Mythic Lemnos)
  2. Graves, Robert (1955). The Greek Myths:1. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books. p. 51.