From Ancient Greek Ἥφαιστος (Hēphaistos), a pre-Greek word of Unknown origin.
Hephaestus Sentence Examples
As all earthly fire was thought to have come from heaven, Hephaestus has been identified with the lightning.
The Theseum or temple of Theseus, which lay to the east of the Agora near the Acropolis, was built by Cimon: here he deposited the bones of the national hero which he brought from Scyros about 470 B.C. The only building in the city which can with certainty be assigned to the administration of Pericles is the Odeum, beneath the southern declivity of the Acropolis, a structure mainly of wood, said to have been built in imitation of the tent of Xerxes: it was used for musical contests and the though not established, may be regarded as practically certain, notwithstanding the difficulty presented by the subjects of the sculptures, which bear no relation to Hephaestus.
A temple of Hephaestus also stood on Pharos at the head of the mole.
Of that of Hephaestus only two columns remain, while of that of Asclepius, a mile to the south of the town, an anta and two pillars are preserved.