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Hephaestus, Blacksmith of the Gods

March 20, 2014 , , , , , ,

Hephaestus was the crafty, cunning metalworker son of Zeus and Hera.  His difficult life began when his mother (or possibly his father) threw him off the planet at birth which pissed him off quite a bit and made him lame.  His talent at the forge became obvious early in his life, and he was called upon to craft golden thrones for his parents.  He used his extensive powers to revenge his rejection by creating a throne for his mother from which she could not escape.  A deal was struck to release Hera from the throne by giving Aphrodite to Hephaestus as a wife.  His marriage to the goddess of the sea was not blissful because she was unfaithful to him.  He is the only god that was imperfect and the only god that worked.  His mastery of fire was envied greatly by his father.  His archetype as a loner craftsman can be seen in people who focus on great artistry, production and invention. In Rome he was known as Vulcan.  In Tucson he is called Jerry Harris.  He was an ancestor of Daedalus, who fashioned wings, as does Mr. Harris.

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Love his work, especially like the vulture motif & prickly pear
thank you for the connection.

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My Stuff

March 20, 2014

I take it the blacksmith is local to you? lovely looking work

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eclecticgal

March 21, 2014

Yes, very close to my home. I love to go there.

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mermaidcamp

March 21, 2014

I love Hephaestus & his story. I think that the jewelrysmith is really really great. Very apropos

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

March 22, 2014

I had never really thought about it before, but none of the other gods produced anything except children and drama..they did no work, had no craft.

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mermaidcamp

March 22, 2014

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