Hephaestus, GOD OF FIRE!

Hello Readers,

Yes, I am back with another Greek Mythology post. If you have read my past post you already know that I am super obsessed with Greek Mythology. In my previous post I wrote about the Goddess Athena. A powerful daughter of Zeus who has not born but emerged fully in armor out of Zeus’ forehead. If you want to check out that post then you can either go to my page “Greek Mythology” or the link if here

When I first read about the God Hephaestus, the god of fire and was a blacksmith, it talked about him being lame. I thought, hey, that’s mean. But then I realized that it meant he had a bad leg. Hephaestus was born with a disabled leg and was uglier than any of the other gods. His mother Hera thought him imperfect and through him in the sea to die. Lucky for Hephaestus he was rescued by a group of sea nymphs. But he was never welcome on Mount Olympus with the other gods.

Hephaestus then decide to take action, punish his mother, and get on Mount Olympus. Hephaestus used his amazing metal working skills to build Hera a gorgeous gold throne. What Hera and the other gods didn’t know is that the throne was cursed. When Hera sat on the throne, she wasn’t able to get up.

Once Hera was stuck the other gods begged and begged for Hephaestus to let her go. He was even offered a place on Mount Olympus. But Hephaestus refused. Dionysus the god of wine, tried to convince him and then he finally agreed. But when Hephaestus got to Mount Olympus he still wouldn’t release Hera. He would only let his mother free of the throne if he got to marry Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty. So there you go, that how the ugliest god and most beautiful goddess ended up getting married.

Since Hephaestus was the God of metal working, I think he was overlooked because without him none if the god/goddess would have any of the weapons. So I think he in a really big part of Greek Mythology and his role his very important.

By the way I got all my information from this site here. http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/greek-god-hephaestus.html

5 Comments on Hephaestus, GOD OF FIRE!

  1. fairbairnm18
    July 22, 2018 at 9:48 pm (2 months ago)

    Hi my name is Michelle I go OIS in New Zealand (http://michellefairbairn.edublogs.org/ please check out my blog) and I am also am obsessed with Greek mythology. My favorite God/Goddess is either Athena or Artemis, who is your favorite? Lately I have been reading Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan and have really enjoyed that (if you haven’t read it its about a modern day demigod) he also wrote some great books about the Greek gods and Greek heroes (I recommend those books)

    • Olivia
      September 8, 2018 at 9:41 pm (1 week ago)

      Hey Michelle,
      I have actually read the first book in the Percy Jackson series. And am on the second, The Sea of Monsters. I also LOVE Artemis. She one of my favourites but I like Athena, Poseidon, and Demeter. What was your favourite book in the series?

      Thanks for the comment,

      • fairbairnm18
        September 12, 2018 at 9:39 pm (6 days ago)

        Hi Olivia,
        My favorite is all of them but if I had to pick one it would be the third one (Titans curse). I hope you have a great day 🙂

  2. holdeng18
    July 22, 2018 at 9:59 pm (2 months ago)

    Hello Olivia,
    My name is Grace and I live in New Zealand!!!
    My friend Michelle (who has recently commented on your blog
    )has told me all about the Greek Gods and im really interested in Athena.
    This is my blog if you want to check it out:
    Have a great day or night!!! (:

    • Olivia
      September 8, 2018 at 9:45 pm (1 week ago)

      Hey Grace,
      I actually just replied to Michelle’s comment. Sorry it’s taken sooooooo long, Iv’e been on break and haven’t really been on my blog very much, until now. Athena is pretty amazing! Do you have any other favourite Gods or Goddesses? I’ll for sure go check out your blog.
      Have a great day!



Leave a Reply