Hephaestus

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  • The Importance Of Hephaestus

    In Greek mythology there are many gods and goddesses who make up some people’s beliefs. One of those gods is Hephaestus, the god of fire. He is very important in Greek mythology because he was the son of Hera and Zeus, and would basically be the source for when god’s needed reliable weapons. The god of fire was a sibling to Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Athena, Ares, and Persephone (greekgoddesses.net). His children were Euklela, Eupheme, Euthenia, Philophrosyne, Thaleia, Palikoi, Erikthonios, and Kaberiroi. (greekgoddesses.net) Hephaestus was known to be very kind to others, was extremely helpful, and was very smart in terms of inventing/ creating. According to Edith Hamilton, the author of Mythology, Hephaestus, even though he was seen as very…

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  • Hesiod's Theogony: Aphrodite, The Greek Goddess Of Love

    castrated his father, Uranus, and his flesh was cast into the sea creating a white foam. It is believed that Aphrodite was born a full grown woman from the foam. Aphrodite was so beautiful and desired by all men forcing Zeus to marry her off to Hephaestus to appease the jealous gods and goddesses. Hephaestus walked in on Aphrodite and Ares making love and the following events prove that the weak can outsmart the strong, a woman’s beauty can control a man, and jealousy is a strong force. …

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  • Mars And Venus, An Allegory Of Peace

    Infidelity in marriage is viewed as modern in this day and age. The marriage between the gods Aphrodite and Hephaestus could be considered modern due to their countless affairs, resemblance to modern media, similarity to celebrity cheating scandals through pictures and artwork, recent psychologist reasons as to why couples cheat, and their connection to current infidelity statistics. First of all, Aphrodite had countless affairs while being married to Hephaestus. Aphrodite’s well-known affairs…

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  • Jealousy In Prometheus's Punishment

    In order to investigate the role of pity in causing Prometheus’s punishment, we must investigate the role of pity in his crime. The crime itself appears first early in the drama as Kratos explains it to Hephaistos in the opening speech: Your flower, the light of art-giving fire, He stole and gave to mortals. For such sins He must pay the penalty to the gods, So that he might be taught to bear the tyranny of Zeus, And to cease his man-loving way. (7-11) Here, Kratos marks the theft of fire from…

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  • Informative Essay On Hephaestus

    I am here to tell you all a story about a god who is named, Hephaestus. He was the one who would make all of Zeus’s lightning bolts and the armor for all of the gods. He was always feeling very lonely and upset, because he didn’t have many friends or a wife to talk too. One day he took a trip down to the village and met the most beautiful human, he took her back to house and they talked for hours and hours on end. They would always have so much fun together, it didn’t take them very long to…

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  • Character Traits Of Hephaestus

    Hephaestus had many skills and traits, but he is most widely known for being the god of fire, metalworking, and sculpting art. Hephaestus came from Greek royalty, being the son of Zeus and Hera. Legend has it that when Hephaestus was born, he was crippled so Hera threw him from Olympus, where he landed in the ocean. He was then raised by Thetis and Eurynome. Hephaestus married Aphrodite, making her a Greek goddess. Together they had six children, making them fall in the line of Greek royalty as…

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  • Hephaestus: A Short Story

    eleven-fifteen in the morning. Hephaestus, the god of work and blacksmithing, was fixing a large brass trombone in the band and chorus room. He sat in the far corner at a large wooden desk. He was hard at work that evidently he didn't notice when Peter, the head of a popular group of centaurs, swaggered into the room. After a few moments Peter slammed his left hand on Hephaestus’s table, Hephaestus slowly looked up from his mallet and trombone rolled his eyes and looked back down at his project.…

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  • Hephaestus: The God Of Fire

    he had his own palace on olympus where he made many clever inventions and automatons to work for him. hephaestus's ugly appearance was the reason zeus chose him to marry aphrodite, but despite this she had many affairs with both gods and men. hepaestus was known as the god of fire. according to most myths, the reason hephaestus and aphrodite were married is because hephaestus asked zeus for her as a reward for reconciling his parents. aphrodite didn't refuse. some people think this marriage…

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  • Hephaestus Role Model

    Through portraying the ideal being, storytelling and mythology play an essential role in the influence of modern society. Contrary to the tales of perfection, a plethora of myths mention Hephaestus, the Greek god of metalworking and smithing (Cavendish 1268), as the only god on Olympus who is not a perfect figure (Graves 87). Although he faced pain and suffering during his life, he was essential to the prosperity of the other gods. As the craftsman of Olympus, Hephaestus forged golden…

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  • Character Of Hephaestus In Homer's Odyssey

    Despite his warlike nature, Ares became Aphrodite’s lover, and was subsequently captured by Hephaestus, Aphrodite’s husband, who humiliated them in front of the other Olympians. When an author alludes to Ares or Mars, he is emphasizing that character is mean and callous. The character is a strong warrior and good in battle, but unforgiving toward his enemies. He enjoys fighting for the sake of fighting itself. However, the character may also have a softer side, and may show compassion toward…

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