Hephaestus meaning

hĭ-fĕstəs, -fēstəs
The god of fire and metalworking.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) The god of fire and the forge, son of Zeus and Hera.
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(Greek mythology) The god of fire, smithwork, metallurgy, volcanoes, and artisans, who served as blacksmith of the gods. His Roman counterpart is Vulcan.
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Origin of hephaestus

  • From Ancient Greek Ἥφαιστος (Hēphaistos), a pre-Greek word of Unknown origin.

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