- the ancient Greek god of fire, metalworking, and handicrafts, identified by the Romans with Vulcan.
Examples from the Web for hephaestus
Faustus is likely derived from Hephaestus—a Faustian struggle is between good and evil.Your Week: What the Stars Hold
Starsky + Cox
September 4, 2011
As a bronze-smith Hephaestus only makes the metal point of the weapon.The World of Homer
Hephaestus to the River God, for the same reason that the sun is opposed to the sea.Essays and Miscellanies
Hephaestus:—Another name for Vulcan, the god of the under-world.
The limp of Hephaestus could not have called laughter so unquenchable from their lips.The Works of Max Beerbohm
Athene's maiden character is stainless in story, despite the brutal love of Hephaestus.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)
- Greek myth the lame god of fire and metal-workingRoman counterpart: Vulcan
Word Origin and History for hephaestus
Greek god of fire and metal-working, Roman spelling of Greek Hephaistos, a pre-Hellenic word of unknown origin.
The Greek name of Vulcan, the Greek and Roman god of fire and metalworking.