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Hephaestos was exiled from Mount Olympus by his mother, Hera, due to his unsightly appearance at birth. He worked underground forging metal into armour, and was given Aphrodite’s hand in marriage by Zeus to prevent fighting among the male gods.

Hephaestos / Vulcan

God of Fire

  • Home: Under the Earth
  • Offsrpring: Eukleia, Eupheme, Euthenia, The Kabeiroi, The Kabeirides, The Palikoi, Thaleia
  • Roman Name: Vulcan

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