Pantheon - Hephaestus Picture

Hephaestus - The god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. He was actually lame, due to being tossed from Olympus by his mother, Hera. She was devastated at giving birth to an ugly baby, and threw him away. He fell for nine days and landed in the ocean, to be raised by the nymphs there. He got back at his mother by making her a golden throne which held her in place once she sat down. He was finally tricked ito returning to Olympus while drunk, and released Hera. He would later be married to the beautiful Aphrodite due to an arranged marriage to keep the other gods from fighting over her. He caught her in an affair with Ares, covering them with a net he made and leaving them for everyone to see and laugh at.
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