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[hi-fes-tuh s] /hɪˈfɛs təs/
the ancient Greek god of fire, metalworking, and handicrafts, identified by the Romans with Vulcan. Unabridged
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(Greek myth) the lame god of fire and metal-working Roman counterpart Vulcan
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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.

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Hephaestus [(hi-fes-tuhs, hi-fee-stuhs)]

The Greek name of Vulcan, the Greek and Roman god of fire and metalworking.

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