Hephaistos/Vulcan (Biographical details)

Hephaistos/Vulcan (personification/emblem; deity; Roman; Greek; Male)

Also known as

Hephaistos/Vulcan; Hephaistos; Vulcan; Hephaestus; Hephaestos

Biography

One of the twelve Olympian gods; god of fire and metal; lame son of Zeus/Jupiter (q.v.) and Hera/Juno (q.v.); cuckcolded husband of Aphrodite/Venus (q.v.); he forged the divine weapons of many gods and heroes and educated primitive men, teaching them the proper use of fire.
Also used for the personification of the planet Vulcan.