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Greek God Hephaestus
Transcript of Greek God Hephaestus
-In the Hesiod Hera was angry at Zeus after he had an affair with Metis, who was pregnant with Athena so she produced Hephaestus to get revenge.
-Hera threw him from Mount Olympus because he was an ugly baby
-He fell for a 9 days and 9 nights before landing in the sea causing deformation to his legs.
-He was raised by Thetis and the Oceanid Eurynome for 9 years in a cave hidden from his cruel mother.
-While in attic vase paintings Hephaestus was present at Athena's birth and he hit Zeus on the head with an axe to free her. Creation Powers and Duties Family Other versions say that:
-Zeus threw him from Mount Olympus after he had sided with his mom on a quarrel.
-The legend says he also fell for 9 days and 9 nights
-Landed on Lemnos where he was taught by the Sintians.
-Became lame due to the fall.
-It was on Lemnos where he built his palace and his forges under a volcano. Physical Appearance -God of fire and was the patron of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans and sculptors., specially those working with metal. -God of volcanoes and he was the blacksmith of the Olympian gods.
-His symbols are the fire, the axe, the pincers and the hammer. Father: Zeus? King of Gods Mother: Hera Goddess of Marriage Siblings: Eilithyia, the goddess of childbirth, Hebe, the goddess of youth and Ares, the Olympian god of War. Wife: Aphrodite, the goddess of love. -He is the only god that is physically lame and ugly -Is said wearing a short tunic and holding a double ax or blacksmith's pincers.
- Because of his disability Hephaestus uses a walking stick. -Assistants were the cyclops
-Together they built automatons of metal and the thrones of the Olympian gods
-He made gorgeous halls and palaces on Mount Olympus. His revenge on Hera Love Life Creations He designed the equipment of gods and he was believed to have made:
The winged helmet and sandals sported by Hermes.
The breastplate donned by Aegis.
The famous girdle of Aphrodite.
The armor of Achilles.
The bronze clappers associated with Heracles.
The bow and arrows of Eros.
Arrows of Apollo and Artemis
The chains that chained Prometheus to a rock -Hephaestus has held hard feelings for Hera ever since he found it she abandoned him. So he decided to create a magic, golden throne and send it to Mount Olympus as a special "gift" to his mother.
-When Hera sat on the throne invisible, unbreakable chains appeared and tied her up rapidly.
-Hera cried for help and all Olympian gods ran for support, but none of them was capable of relieving her.
-Soon all gods realized that the only one who could liberate Hera was Hephaestus himself.
-So the gods asked from Dionysus, the god of wine, to offer sweet wine to Hephaestus in order to intoxicate him. Dionysus agreed, and this way he managed to bring Hephaestus up to Mount Olympus and free Hera from her burdens.
-The gods thanked Hephaestus by giving him Aphrodite, the goddess of love, as his wife and created a lovely palace for him on Mount Olympus. -Wife is Aphrodite but she is known for cheating on him.
-Once Apollo told Hephaestus of Aphrodite's affair with Ares and he set up a net on their bed and when they were captured he called the gods of Olympus to humiliate them. He like Athena before and when she rejected him due to his appearance he tried to force her and she escaped just in time. However he couldn't stop his ejaculation and it fell down to earth and made Gaia pregnant with Erichthonius in which she after birth gave it to Athena. Pandora -Epimetheus and Prometheus were brothers who gave the earth gifts.
-Prometheus gave mankind fire without Zeus's permission.
-So for revenge Zeus asked Hephaestus to make a woman out of earth and water and made her marry Epimetheus.
-He then gave her a box full of bad things that will hurt humankind and told her not to open it, knowing that her curiosity will get the better of her and that she will open it
- So she opened it one day and all the bad things flew out. Including Envy, Crime, Hate, and Disease. However Hope remained in the box, unable to make it out in time. http://0.tqn.com/d/ancienthistory/1/G/i/F/HephaestusCyclops.jpg http://media1.shmoop.com/images/mythology/characters/athena-scorns-hephaestus.jpg http://media1.shmoop.com/images/mythology/characters/hephaestus-catches-aphrodite-ares.jpg http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/hephaestus/myths/hephaestus-revenge/images/The-Revenge-of-Hephaestus-on-Hera.jpg www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUdfp3qQuY0 http://www.historyking.com/images/Hephaestus-God-Of-Fire.jpg Personality He is modest, kind natured and helpful but can be temperamental and scary when angered. http://edu.glogster.com/media/3/13/10/60/13106009.jpg http://www.thocp.net/biographies/pictures/hephaestus.gif http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn216/zenfax/New%202010/Prometheus.jpg http://www.theoi.com/image/img_helios.jpg http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/hephaestus/images/vulcan-forge.jpg http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/hephaestus/images/vulcan-mars-venus.jpg http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/hephaestus/images/vulcan-forge-tintoretto.jpg http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/hephaestus/images/thumbs/vulcan-prometheus-van-baburen.jpg http://cdn103.iofferphoto.com/img/item/787/330/71/o_7095.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/53/Vulcan_Coustou_Louvre_MR1814.jpg/200px-Vulcan_Coustou_Louvre_MR1814.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/Temple_of_Hephaestus.jpg http://www.myartprints.com/kunst/hendrik_van_the_elder_balen/hephaestus_and_aphrod.jpg http://media1.shmoop.com/images/mythology/characters/aphrodite-marriage.jpeg http://innovtoday.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/hephaestus-by-marc-lapierre.jpg http://www.historylink102.com/greece2/vulcan_forge_1.jpg http://media1.shmoop.com/images/mythology/characters/hephaestus-working.jpg http://media1.shmoop.com/images/mythology/characters/hephaestus-aphrodite.jpg