Greek name: Hephaistos, Hephaestus

Roman name: Vulcan

Epithets (Other Names):

Parentage: Hera (parthenogenically)

Origin: Lycian fire spirit

Concerns: fire, crafts

Attributes: lame, bald, hammer, anvil

Spouse: Aphrodite (Venus)

Lovers: None

Divine children:

Mortal children:

Places of worship: Mt. Aetna

Important Myth: Love Affair of Ares and Aphrodite, Arms of Achilles, Arms of Aeneas

Hephaistos: Images and Texts; see also Hephaistos at

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