Are you interested in the twelve gods in Greek mythology? Do you want to know the mythology behind each god? We have statues of every god in Greek mythology in Aongking, and there are myths behind every god. And what I’m showing you here is Hephaestus, who is the god of fire in ancient Greek mythology, the god of forging and stone laying, the god of carving art, one of the twelve main gods of Olympus. Let me tell you the story behind him.
Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera, he married Aphrodite, the goddess of love. We also made the sculpture of them on our home page, you can browse them. His Roman name was Vulcan from which we get the word volcano. Hephaestus is good at building temples, making a variety of weapons and metal supplies, superb skills, known as the ancestor of craftsmen, as well as the forging god of shelter in Limnus West Sili and other islands originally respected him as the god of fire, it is said that when the earth rumble earthquake volcanic eruption, he is in the iron. When you see someone hammering iron, you probably picture Hephaestus hammering iron like our bronze Hephaestus sculpture.
Hephaestus was lame and bad-tempered, but he had powerful arms and shoulders, and his craft skills were unrivaled. He made a team of metal men helps him at the forge. They could even speak and take over the difficult tasks he had assigned them. The usual image of Hephaestus is of him holding a big iron hammer in one hand, and a piece of iron in the other hand, and this is the image of Hephaestus hammering. You can see he’s very strong because he’s full of muscle. This image of him also reminds you of the usual blacksmithing man, like Hephaestus, with his torso bare and a hammer in his hand because of the heat. This is what God has taught people.