[ hi-fes-tuhs ]

  1. the ancient Greek god of fire, metalworking, and handicrafts, identified by the Romans with Vulcan.

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Hephaistos (hɪˈfaɪstɒs)

/ (hɪˈfiːstəs) /

  1. Greek myth the lame god of fire and metal-working: Roman counterpart: Vulcan

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Cultural definitions for 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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