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(Greek mythology) the lame god of fire and metalworking in ancient mythology


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As in her punishment of Medusa and Hephaistos, the serpent is her weapon.
26) The figurehead of Hera eventually leads the pack to the so-called Isle of Bronze, where the Greek god of sculpture Hephaistos was said to have resided.
The vine stem carried by Hephaistos is perhaps enough to remind the viewer of Dionysos' role in the narrative, or at least evoke the role of drunkenness that was central to the story.
While their distinguished responsiveness and ergonomic excellence are ostensibly valuable for a community, their shortcoming is that each automaton can only act independently, in response to the commands of Hephaistos, without the possibility of reflective coordination with other members of their robotic "squadron.
Trees were grown at shrines, of which the garden at the temple of Hephaistos in Athens is an example.
Initially this building was going to be a direct copy of the Temple of Hephaistos in Athens.
Another unusual relationship is presented in Vito Adriaensens' paper 'From Hephaistos to the Silver Screen', which looks at the genesis of 'living sculptures' in ancient greek mythology and art in order to position the cinema's animated beings--humanoid and otherwise--in a direct hereditary lineage.
From the detail of her being beside Hephaestus' forge and the reference to Homer the reader can identify her as Aglaia, wife of Hephaistos.
One may, for instance, compare Athene, Ares, Artemis, Here, Apollo, Hephaistos, Poseidon (Zeus only at a distance), and the irritated river-god Skamandros' active interference on the busy Iliadic battlefield (e.
Gods and other 'good' characters in myth may also have a less than perfect physical form; the Greek Hephaistos was born lame and is known as 'the limping god', while the Irish hero NE[c]adu lost his arm in battle but was given a silver prosthetic arm to replace it.
Milton includes, for example, in his description the building of Pandemonium, that the "architect" was "Mulciber," also known as Vulcan or Hephaistos, the Greco-Roman god of fire, conventionally understood to be a blacksmith or metalworker (I.
An interesting study by Alice Donahue, "The Reliefs of the Dancing Maenads" Hephaistos 16/17 (1998/99): 7-46, proposed that the Roman dancing maenad group was not based upon monumental sculptural models, but illustrations in a treatise displaying inventions for automatic theaters, devices that presented mobile sculpted figures somewhat like the synchronized moving characters in European town square clocks.
Two other pieces of Athenian black-figured pottery that have been returned to Italy also appeared in the same way: a neck-amphora showing the god Hephaistos from the Royal Athena Galleries (and that had earlier been handled by a gallery in Germany), and an amphora of Panathenaic shape showing a foot race that had formed part of the collection of Shelby White and Leon Levy.