"Hephaestus (Ήφαιστος), a peace-loving god, was the patron of practical arts. He was renowned for his metal-working abilities. The unparalleled armor of the gods and heroes come from his forge. His lame leg and grizzled appearance earn him the distinction of being the only ugly god. In fact, when Hera gave birth to such an unattractive son, she hurled him out of heaven, laming his leg. Ironically, Aphrodite, Goddess of Beauty, is his wife. The Romans pictured the fiery god Vulcan working his forge beneath the mountains, and when they saw a hilltop erupt with flame, they labeled it a volcano."
– Paraphrased from MythologyTeacher, [www.mythologyteacher.com/Galle…
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