►Greek Mythology: “Hephaestus” /
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“The Fall Of Hephaestus” by C. Van Poelenburg. 17th century.
Hephaestus(Roman equivalent: Vulcan) was the Greek god of fire, metal work, blacksmiths and craftsmen.
Hephaestus. Attic Red Figure. 430 – 420 BC.
Hesiod tells us in “Theogony”, that in order to get even with Zeus for solely bringing about the birth of Athena, Hera produced the child Hephaestus all on her own.
Though Hesiod’s version seems to be the one that is most commonly accepted among readers, its content greatly alters our understanding of the birth of Athena. The ancient texts unequivocally state that it was Hephaestus who released the goddess from the head of Zeus by cracking the god’s…
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