Were He Was Born• In Greek myth he was born by Hera on the peak of Mount Olympus But she was disgusted at having given birth to a crippled child and threw him down from the sky. He landed on the Greek island of Lemnos where he was nurtured by the goddesses of the sea. Later he was welcomed back to Olympus.
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Myths• The revenge of Hephaestus on Hera.• She throw him off mount Olympus .
What he made• The sliver bows and arrows of Apollo and Artemis.• The golden chariot of Apollo• Achilles shield.• The spear of Athena.
Hephaestus also created…• Hephaestus also created the first woman Pandora at the command of Zeus in retaliation for the various tricks by which the Titan Prometheus had benefited mortal men at the expense of the gods. Pandora was given to the Titans brother Epimetheus as his wife. For her dowry she brought a jar filled with evils from which she removed the lid thereby afflicting men for the first time with hard work and sickness. Only hope remained inside the jar.
The God Of• Blacksmiths• Fire• Craftsmen• Artisans• Metals• Metallurgy
Lots more informationHephaestus is the son of Zeus and Hera. Sometimesit is said that Hera alone produced him and that hehas no father. Accounts as to how he became lamevary. Some say that Hera. upset by having an uglychild. flung him from Mount Olympus into the seabreaking his legs. Others that he took Heras side inan agreement with Zeus and Zeus flung him offMount Olympus. He is the smith and armorer of thegods. He is the patron god of both smiths andweavers. He is kind and peace loving. Sometimeshis wife is identified as Aglaia.
Lots more informationHephaestus was the god of fire and is usually depicted as ablacksmith. Hephaestus was the only physically ugly god hewas born deformed. Because of this Hera Hephaestus’smother expelled him from the home of the gods MountOlympus. The mountain was so big Hephaestus fell for a dayand when he landed in the sea he was lame Nymphs rescuedhim and took him to the Island of Lemnos where the peoplecared for him. It was Lemnos where Hephaestus built hispalace and forges. Hephaestus built the armor and weaponsfor the gods. By making lightning bolts for his father ZeusHephaestus was rewarded with the hand in marriage ofAphrodite the goddess of love and the most beautiful goddessof them all.
Lots more information The Cyclopes were Hephaestuss assistants andworkmen to get revenge on Hera for his rejectionHephaestus made a throne which was presented toher on Mount Olympus. When Hera sat in thethrone it trapped her. The gods on Mount Olympuspleaded for Hephaestus to let her go, butHephaestus refused. Dionysus gave Hephaestuswine and when he was intoxicated Dionysus tookhim back to Mount Olympus on a mule. This sceneis a favorite in Greek art. Hephaestus wished tomarry Athena but Athena turned him down.