Hephaestus God of fire, Metalworking and The Art of Sculpture Gold Tone 13inches

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Hephaestus God of fire, Metalworking and The Art of Sculpture Gold Tone 13″

Height: 13 inches (33 cm)
Width: 6.3 inches (16 cm)
Depth: 6.3 inches (16 cm)
Weight: 5 lbs (2300 gr)

Hephaestus (/hɪˈfiːstəs, hɪˈfɛstəs/; eight spellings; Greek: Ἥφαιστος Hēphaistos) is the Greek god of blacksmiths, metalworking, carpenters, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metallurgy, fire, and volcanoes. Hephaestus’ Roman equivalent is Vulcan. In Greek mythology, Hephaestus was either the son of Zeus and Hera or he was Hera’s parthenogenous child. He was cast off Mount Olympus, by his mother because of his deformity or, in another account, by Zeus for protecting Hera from his advances.

As a smithing god, Hephaestus made all the weapons of the gods in Olympus. He served as the blacksmith of the gods, and was worshiped in the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece, particularly Athens. The cult of Hephaestus was based in Lemnos. Hephaestus’ symbols are a smith’s hammer, anvil, and a pair of tongs.

1 review for Hephaestus God of fire, Metalworking and The Art of Sculpture Gold Tone 13inches

  1. gmalley

    The patina on the statues varies slightly by piece. Gives a nice, unique look to each one. Solidly made. Held up perfectly though overseas shipping.

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