Rather than a perfectly formed deity like Zeus had created, Hera gave birth to a son with a disability. War for Olympus Heron is a main character on Blood of Zeus. In mythology, while Hephaestus was away, Ares sneaked to Aphrodite's chamber and slept with her. He created the winged helmet and sandals of Hermes. The marriage was not a happy one, however. This association was furthered by the Romans. As Hera brutally assaulted Zeus on the battlefield, the leader of the Giants betrayed Hera. In Greek mythology, Hephaestus was either the son of Zeus and Hera or he was Hera's parthenogenous child. Another story makes the claim that Hephaestus stepped in between his mother and father's argument and sided with Hera. In some versions of the story, Hera herself threw her son down from Olympus when she saw his deformity. A rumor was spread by Hera that Zeus threw him from Mt. In this version as well, Hephaestusâ spilled seed would give rise â¦ His mother was Hera, who gave birth to him either alone or with Zeus. The goddesses refused to witness the spectacle, but a crowd of gods gathered in the bedroom to laugh at the sight of Ares and Aphrodite trapped under the net. The smith kept forges running both at his palace on Olympus and on the island of Lemnos where he had been raised. Pseudo-Hyginus, Fabulae 140 (trans. Both gods and giants fell alike. Zeus' son and Ares and Apollo's half-brother, Hermes is the messenger of â¦ Grant). The war ended with Heron reuniting with Zeus' other sons, as well as his human colleagues in the alliance. Hephaestus, the god of fire, was known to be a great blacksmith who created wondrous, magnificent works. Hephaestus was a kind and peace-loving god, gentle and introverted and popular both in heaven and on earth. Hephaestus used trickery to earn his place as much as he used the finely-crafted gifts he sent. There are currently twelve major gods, the Olympians, who rule over the Greek world, all of whom are under the rule of Zeus. Throughout the first season, several gods show up to either aid, monitor, or intercept Heron. Lonely and frustrated, he was overcome with lust for the beautiful goddess. Lemnos, the island that was sacred to Hephaestus, is no longer volcanically active but may have been in the ancient past. As soon as his mother sat on it, she became bound to the seat with fetters that none of the gods could break. However, Hephaestus was ugly, and because of this Hera cast him down from Mount Olympus. Desperate for relief, he ordered his head to be split open. Aphrodite, unhappy with the match, continued her affair with Ares. Heron is the son of Zeus who must fight against gods, demons, and giants in order to save the world. Impressive metal doors and gates, heirloom swords and jewelry, and even finely wrought cups and scepters were said to be his creations. In rage of his son's actions, Zeus seized Hephaestus by the legs and threw him from the top of Mt. Hearing that she would eventually bear a son that would be strong enough to overthrow him, Zeus turned his first wife into a fly and swallowed her. Blood of Zeus Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. Grant) (Roman mythographer C2nd A.D.) : "Latona [Leto], clinging to an olive tree, bore Apollo and Diana [Artemis], to whom Vulcanus [Hephaistos] gave arrows as gifts [i.e. She agreed to Zeusâs plan, certain that Ares would be the one to drag Hephaestus to Mount Olympus. Blood Of Zeus SPOILER Discussion With Show Creators & Director, Powerhouse Animation (@PowerhouseAnimation), An immortal race of seemingly "divine" beings who are normally worshiped by. Now that he had control of the Giants, he engaged Heron in battle, but when he summoned his bident spear to pierce Heron as he had him in his grasp, Heron realized anger isn't the way to victory. Not only did Hephaestus himself have a grand palace on the peak of Mount Olympus, but he was said to have built the other palaces of the gods, as well. As revealed in Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Hephaestus was flung off of Olympus twice: first by Hera (right after his birth), and then by Zeus (after he rescues Hera from Zeus' punishment). Aphrodite had recently left him when Athena came to his forge to request new armor. The majority are the descendants and relatives of the Titans. The common way to make bronze is by melting an alloy of copper and tin. At a glance, Hephaestus certainly doesnât seem to fit in with the gods of Olympus. Hephaestus made the crown given to Ariadne at her wedding. There are many other minor gods who serve smaller but necessary purposes in Greece. When the last titan fell, he swore a curse on the gods, and when his blood struck the sea the giants were born. When Heracles needed to scare away the Stymphalian Birds, he gave the demigod a set of bronze clappers to make noise. In a few myths, Zeus is the father of Hephaestus. Hera, tired of Zeus' cheating ways, instigated a civil war amongst the gods, aiming to kill her husband. Hephaestus was associated with volcanoes, as the heat of the magma reminded people of the heat of a smithâs forge. That would have been the end of the story of Hephaestus, had he not been found by Thetis and the Oceanids. When the trap was sprung, Hephaestus invited the Olympians to watch them. Hephaestus, who was known as Vulcan to the Romans, didnât exactly fit in with his fellow Olympians in art or in the mythology that surrounded him. She then gave birth to Hephaestus. Both the godâs skill and his anger at being abandoned would play a role in his unlikely marriage to the goddess of love and beauty. -Pseudo-Hyginus, Astronomica 2. In some legends this is translated as having a snakeâs tail, but others seem to show more plausible mobility issues. From the earth, Erichthonius was born. How did a misshapen blacksmith end up married to the goddess of beauty? Not only did Hephaestus catch them in the act, but he called the other gods of Olympus in to witness their humiliation. Hephaestus remarried, as well. A rumor was spread by Hera that Zeus threw him from Mt. Apollo, Hephaestus and Hermes. Causing a split amongst the pantheon, Hera had her pawn Seraphim retrieve for her the Cauldron, which held the souls of the fallen Giants. His festivals, for example, were often held outside the city gates to limit the danger of fire. According to Homer, he had twenty bellows that ran on their own power. The use of arsenic in Bronze Age metalworking was widespread, but often disastrous for smiths. Zeus understands that he started this war and prepares Heron for his inevitable role in the battle. Valient as he was, Ares lost the contest. He was an ugly and deformed child. They had four daughters and, from all accounts, a much more peaceful marriage than his first. Then, just as a fallen Giant tried to squash them both, Heron places his brother's lifeless hand on the cauldron and willed the souls back into it, eliminating the Giants. In others, he was not born with his disability. This Roman god gave us many words associated with his powers. Before marrying Hera, Zeus had been wed to the Titaness Metis. He was said to have taught the Athenians to smelt silver, yoke horses, and plow the earth. The calloused hands running across your smooth body leaves a lingering feeling that you canât get enough of. The Greeks originally associated volcanism with the activity of Giants, but over time Hephaestus became closely identified with it as well. A god of Olympus and, like Heron, illegitimate son of Zeus, Hermes is the messenger god, famous for his winged sandals. Minerva [Athena], overcome by shame, with her foot spread dust over it. His given parents, therefore, were Hephaestus and Gaia, but he was adopted by Athena. The fall caused the deformity of his leg. He forged the unbreakable chains that bound Prometheus and the gate that imprisoned the other Titans in Tartarus. Until one day, Zeus convinced two of the giants to take up arms with the gods. â¦ While most gods were known for their beauty and strength, Hephaestus was known more for lacking those things. They exemplified whatever attributes they possessed, be it bravery, beauty, or talent. Through his infidelity, Zeus has jeopardized his position as king of the gods, forcing Hera to come for the throne to restore her honor. This was a revenge for Zeus having slept with Metis. The wisdom and skill the king inherited from these two helped to make Athens an economic and cultural center of ancient Greece. Hephaestus was, perhaps begrudgingly, accepted on Olympus as the son of Hera and the husband of Aphrodite. He had found a loophole in the challenge Zeus had issued to the company of gods. Volcanoes were the most dramatic examples of the godâs power, but the Romans also connected him to all manner of destructive flames. Due to Zeus' giving birth to Athena, Hera was angry at his actions. He built a fine palace, with its own forge, and began producing great works for his fellow gods. He was the god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire, and volcanoes. The smithing god Hephaestus forged the grand automaton Talos to stand guard over the cauldron, forever sworn to keep it shut so that this evil would never return. Still, neither side would relent, and the two factions battled on endlessly, incapable of conquering the other. Through her own power, Hera got pregnant with Hephaestus, which may explain why he was deformed at birth. There are currently twelve major gods, the Olympians, who rule over the Greek world, all of whom are under the rule of Zeus. Olympus at birth due to his ugliness, when it was really Hera herself that threw him. However, Zeus saved his wife and sacrificed himself, blowing up the leader by becoming a lightning bomb; throwing her a wink to remind her that part of him still loved her. #thinkingpriesthood https://t.co/lBkTaakiYb As a species, the gods are anatomically similar to their human worshipers, to the extent they can successfully reproduce with them and produce demigod offspring. As Hephaestusâs skills as a craftsman grew, he began to send gifts to his estranged family on Mount Olympus. In rage of his son's actions, Zeus seâ¦ Ares was never known for clever strategies or plans, though, so he was determined to simply overpower the smith. The gods are, however, physically more imposing than humans, with most individuals standing a considerable amount of inches taller than humanity. A commoner living in ancient Greece, Heron discovers his true heritage as a son of Zeus, and his purpose: to save the world from a demonic army. He told his unfaithful wife that he was leaving for a while to visit Lemnos, the island where he had been raised. As king, Zeus had the authority to arrange marriages among the gods. This ushered in a new age for Olympus as everyone tries to rebuild, following the war. Hephaestus was noted for his imperfections, not his representation of an ideal. Hephaestus walked into Zeusâs palace of his own volition and freed his mother from the trap he had built. Hephaestus made the chariot of Helios, the sun god, as well as those of at least some of the other Olympians. The godâs illness, a sign of his profession, passed through oral tradition generations after the disease itself had disappeared. A spray of sparks and fire quickly knocked him back, though. Because he had come of his own accord and acted without anyone else forcing him to, Hephaestus himself had been the one to bring him back to Olympus. Arsenic could be combined with copper to create a metal referred to as arsenical bronze. They are known to be the descendants and relatives of the titans. They also tend to have unusual eye and hair colors. The goddesses, wisely did nâ¦ He was married to the goddess Aphrodite, who cheated on him with his brother Ares. Royal families passed such artefacts down for generations and many temples boasted that they possessed a relic of the god. In a few myths, Zeus is the father of Hephaestus. Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera. But in his relationships with other gods, Hephaestus was not so different from the rest of them. The only one who didnât laugh at the embarrassing display was Poseidon. A page for describing Fridge: Blood of Zeus. The epithets most commonly associated with Hephaestus are far from flattering: the lame one and the halting. Hephaestus was the son of Hera, who apparently begot him alone or through Zeusâ intervention, there is still no concrete evidence of this fact. Hephaestus is the son of Zeus and Hera and married to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. To facilitate getting around his city despite his disability, Erichthonius was said to have invented the four-horse chariot. His mother certainly thought so when she cast him away as a baby. She and Zeus would each have a child the other could not claim. Poseidon was one of the most venerated gods in all of the Greek world, but who... Like many Greek gods, Poseidon was worshiped under many names that give insight into his importance... What Was Prometheusâs Punishment for Giving Fire to Humans? The god of war prepared to do just that. Hephaestus was born from Heraâs will to get back at her husband, but it was immediately apparent that his birth did not live up to Athenaâs. According to history, his mother Hera, when she saw him so ugly, wanted to hide him from the rest of the world and threw him out of Olympus. When the smith had become thoroughly intoxicated, the god of wine made a suggestion. They raised the abandoned god, and the ancient people of the island of Lemnos trained him in crafting and metalworking. In some versions of the story, it was Hephaestus who crafted Pandora under Zeusâs orders to punish mankind. More common, however, was the idea that Hera created him on her own. While Zeus gave his blessing to Hephaestus, Athena remained reluctant. Due to Zeus' giving birth to Athena, Hera was angry at his actions. Instead of eventually taking the boy to Olympus, she let him be raised as a mortal in the city. NCDVD Board offering a Holy Hour for all those who serve in this sacred ministry. He overthrew the previous tyrant and became a beloved ruler who did much for his people. He had to earn his way onto Mount Olympus. The resulting metal is stronger than either. Hephaestus, like many ancient smith gods, displayed the limp that would be common among those with nerve damage caused by arsenic poisoning. The binding of Hera made Zeus abruptly change his plans for determining who would marry the beautiful goddess. As soon as the pair went to bed together, Hephaestusâs trap was sprung. He used deceit, along with a strong chain net, to gain the upper hand on his unfaithful wife. There are many other minor gods who serve smaller but necessary purposes in Greece. Created by Charley Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides. With Athena, though, there was no mother to point to as the enemy. He was the god of fire in its beneficial aspect, and the presiding deity over all workmanship accomplished by means of this element. Many of the grandest and most fantastic belongings of the gods and heroes were made by their master smith. 10 Hephaestus, God Of Blacksmithing Though the god of blacksmithing never swings a sword in Blood of Zeus, his presence on the battlefield is as potent as any of the other gods. She then gave birth to Hephaestus. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. As a threat descends upon Greece, he embarks on a journey to save the world. Both Hera and Hades ordered and expected Seraphim to kneel out of sheer respect for them, despite their less than admirable qualities. Although the circumstances of Erichthoniusâs birth were less than exemplary, the Athenians would see his father Hephaestus as the origin of their industriousness and skilled artisans. In carrying and birthing a daughter on his own, albeit in a very unusual way, Zeus had devalued Heraâs role as his wife. God of: Fire, blacksmiths, craftsmen, and volcanoes Symbols: Anvil, hammer, and tongs Parents: Hera (and sometimes Zeus) Children: Thalia, Eucleia, and King Erichthonius of Athens Spouse: Aphrodite Abode: Mount Olympus Roman name: Vulcan Hephaestus was the Greek god of fire, blacksmiths, craftsmen, and volcanoes.He lived in his own â¦ In adopting and adapting Greek mythology, they identified Hephaestus with one of their most ancient gods – Volcanus. His Roman name is Vulcan from which we get the word volcano. Created by Charles and Vlas Parlapanides (Immortals), this gore-spurting Blood of Zeus is the latest hard-R animated series from Netflix and Powerhouse Animation, â¦ Many myths describe him as âlame,â a common term for someone with a limp, while one hymn specified that he had a shrivelled foot. He declared that whichever god could bring Hephaestus back to Mount Olympus and make him free Hera would earn the right to marry Aphrodite. Hephaestus (Greek: á¼ÏÎ±Î¹ÏÏÎ¿Ï, HÄphaistos) is the Greek god of fire, metalworking, craftsmen, sculpture, metallurgy and volcanoes. Hephaestus (HÄphaistos) was a Greek god, whose Roman equivalent was Vulcanus, though in Roman Mythology he is not considered to be the "Fallen" god and has a higher status than his Greek form. He was nullifying the marriage, effective immediately. It was not unheard of in the ancient world for physically disabled or deformed infants to be killed or left to die from exposure, and the same held true even for the gods. Out of spite, Hera resolved to have a child on her own, as well. It became the constellation Corona. Hephaestus isnât the first name that comes to mind when you think of the great gods of Olympus. The people telling his stories had no way of knowing that they were shedding light upon a disease that plagued smiths a thousand years before. According to Homer, Hephaestus immediately demanded the return of the wedding gifts he had given Zeus in exchange for the goddess. He used his snakes to try and rip Hera in half as her control over the cauldron weakened. Described as lame and limping, he was usually depicted in art as hunched, deformed, and unattractive. Of course, modern historians know that the finest arts and tools of ancient Greece werenât actually crafted by an immortal god. Olympus at birth due to his ugliness, when it was really Hera herself that threw him. These monsters were brought into the world for a single purpose: to destroy the realm of the gods. The majority are the descendants and relatives of the Titans. Four days after they were born, Apollo exacted vengeance for his mother. on the day of their birth]. It was well known in ancient times because of its ungrateful appearance. This was his final revenge for his ex-wifeâs betrayal. Hello I'm Tigereyes45. Poseidon offered to personally hold the guilty party accountable, though, and Hephaestus finally relented. It turns out, there may be a very real historical reason so many smith gods walked with a limp. Ares burst into the smithâs forge, weapons ready for a fight. The story goes that Hera was jealous of her husbandâs new child. She was confident that her lover Ares, the god of war, would easily overpower the lame smith who was raised on Earth. When he sent an ornate golden throne to Hera, however, his true plans became known. By the time of the Trojan War, Homer said, Aphrodite and Ares were husband and wife. He likes to pull you close to him after sex and hold you close. Ares fled to Thrace. Zeus was a god of law and justice, so he would have to obey the words of his order if not the spirit of it. Rather, attributing a piece to Hephaestus was a comment on its fine craftsmanship and value. Aphrodite avoided her husband for a while, until finally divorcing him. The two sat and talked, enjoying cup after cup of the sweetest wine Dionysus could produce. Hera was immediately disgusted by her sonâs imperfection. Such a condition was considered a curse by many in the ancient world, all the more so for a divine being who was supposed to adhere to the ideals of the gods. When tin was scarce, however, another material could be used. All of them Sons â¦ When he did, Athena emerged fully formed and dressed in armor. The smith was present in these stories when Athena was born from Zeusâs head, and was in fact the one to deliver the blow to the godâs skull. Hephaestus was reluctant, believing that Ares would avoid punishment if he were freed. When Harmonia, the daughter of Aphrodite and Ares, was married he gave her a beautiful necklace that laid a curse upon all her descendants. Through Erichthonius, the city of Athens could claim both a spiritual kinship to Athena and a blood relationship to Hephaestus. Like his father, Erichthonius was skilled with metal and inventions. Olympusat birth due to his ugliness, when it was really Hera herself. Erichthonius grew up to be one of the founding kings of Athens, the city his adoptive mother was the patroness of. Volcanus, or Vulcan as heâs commonly known today, took on the constructive association between fire and smithing but was typically seen as a more destructive god than his Greek counterpart. A fangirl that sometimes post fanfiction or my thoughts on things. My name is Mike and for as long as I can remember (too long!) Some cities also claimed that he had contributed to the building of palaces and temples on earth. He was cast off Mount Olympus by his mother because of his deformity or, in another account, by Zeus for protecting Hera from his advances. I have been in love with all things related to Mythology. They say that Volcanus [Hephaestus], following her there, tried to force her, and when, full of passion he tried to embrace her, he was repulsed, and some of his seed fell to the ground. The Greek gods are a race of supreme supernatural beings that possess seemingly divine powers. More common, however, was the idea that Hera created him on her own. My work has also been published on Buzzfeed and most recently in Time magazine. The smither heard him out and agreed to his plan. Hephaestus - The Smith God. Due to Zeus' giving birth to Athena, Hera was angry at his actions. As the master metalworker of the gods, he was routinely called upon to create some of their most iconic weapons, inventions, and equipment. What Zeus had not known was that Metis was already carrying his first child. He served as the blacksmith of the gods, and hâ¦ Without a plan, even the god of war was no match for the strength of a trained metalsmith or the fires he worked with. She then gave birth to Hephaestus. A former smuggler that Heron meets while captured by the demons who gets caught up in his battle against Seraphim. Only the smith knew the secrets to release the throneâs hold, but Zeus knew he would not free Hera willingly. A net of thin but unbreakable chains fell down on them, trapping them in place. Blood of Zeus may be the only greek inspired series where Hephaestus gets more lines then Athena, or Hades. Not to much is known about the history of the Greek gods. She tried to raise the boy in secret, but he was discovered by the princesses of Athens. Please like and share this article if you found it useful. He was an ugly and deformed child. Before marrying Hera, Zeus had been wed to the Titaness Metis. The gods swore to defeat the giants and rid them of the earth. What gods make up the group which stay loyal to Zeus initially? Hephaestus, when informed of the ongoing affair by Helios, resolved to catch the lovers in the act. While gods like Apollo and Dionysus were accepted by Zeus immediately, Hephaestus had to work for acceptance. Several months later, blinding headaches began to plague the king of the gods. they are bros i love the intractions in this show even if its only for one second Hephaestus apollo hermes blood of zeus spoiler blood of zeus 477 notes Oct 27th, 2020 The Greek gods are a race of supreme supernatural beings that possess seemingly divine powers. The goddess had her own ideas about marriage. 13 (trans. For three days the mightiest gods of Olympus tried to free their queen, but every time she pushed against her bonds they only grew tighter. Hereâs the whole story behind Hephaestus, the godsâ smith! While he had an involvement with the intrigue and affairs of Olympus, Hephaestus appeared most often in the myths in his role as a smith. Tigereyes45 's home. The God of War and son of Zeus and Hera. Olympus, which câ¦ In one story, Hephaestus builds a tricky invention which catches Aphrodite laying with the Ares , the god of war, trapping them both in the bed to be laughed at and ridiculed by the other gods. Ages ago, the gods battled the titans in a heated conflict. Gods from India, Scandinavia, Egypt, and elsewhere fit a similar image. Hephaestus is the one who built all of the Olympians' thrones in the Hall of the Gods. Many smiths suffered from arsenicosis – arsenic poisoning. Compared to figures like Zeus or Athena he seems like a very minor character. Soon Zeus would lead one final attack. Just minutes after he walked out the door, she invited her lover to the palace. His physicality and manual labor may have made him stand out, but the wits and wiles Hephaestus used made him more like the other gods than anything else. These magical automatons allowed him to create works unlike any others in history. His parents were Zeus and Hera, Hephaestus was the blacksmith of the gods. Before marrying Aglaia, however, Hephaestus had another notable failure in love. He is also sometimes referred to as shrewd and habitually as the Aetnaean, since his workshop was believed to be located under Mount Aetna. Zeus ordered Hermes to gather their souls while their remains were cast into the ocean, to be forever swallowed by the tides. When Hera saw the unsightly appearance of her son, she threw him from Mount Olympus, crippling him forever. Some of the gods are quite calm and look-over humanity, while others are cruel and vindictive, seeing other creatures as lesser beings. He could be jealous and petty, he held a grudge and showed his temper. Seraphim (Blood of Zeus)/Original Female Character(s) (2) ... Dionysus (Ancient Greek Religion & Lore)/Reader (1) Hephaestus (Ancient Greek Religion & Lore)/Reader (1) Hephaestus (Ancient Greek Religion & Lore)/Original Character(s) (1) Include Additional Tags Fluff (2) Smut (2) Emotional Hurt/Comfort (2) Fluff and Angst (2) I am the owner and chief researcher at this site. Aglaia, the youngest of the Charites (Graces) became his wife. He also seems like an unusual character. Related: Blood of Zeus: 5 Characters We Love, 5 Others That Can Ride to Hades for Eternity. Outside of Greece, however, the image of the lame smith was a common one. When he told Hephaestus, the scorned smith began planning his revenge. Along with Athena his patronage was very important to life in the city. Hephaestus is a total sweetie in aftercare. Hephaestus is the second-born son of Zeus and he is the Greek God of fire and blacksmiths, appearing in the Soul series of fighting games. Some of the most common ailments associated with arsenic poisoning are skin cancer and neuropathy, or damage to the nerves of the extremities. Zeus was forced to concede that, under the challenge he had issued, Hephaestus had technically won Aphroditeâs hand. The girdle of Aphrodite was imbued with the power to provoke love and desire. I prefer she/her pronouns, I'm 22, and I'm demisexual. There is a version that says that, during a fight between his mother and Zeus, Hephaestus interfered in order to help his mother and Zeus took him by â¦ This invention earned him a place in the stars as the constellation Auriga, the Charioteer. Hephaestus does not have much interest in his wife Aphrodite, preferring to find intimate embrace with the muses who can stimulate his mind. Another story makes the claim that Hephaestus stepped in between his mother and father's argument and sided with Hera. The main character of the story, son of Electra and Zeus. He created the arrows Eros used to make men and gods fall in love. On the surface, this seemed to be a way to ingratiate himself and earn their favor. Heron then allowed the weapon to impale him, but he also shoved it through Seraphim before harnessing Zeus' lightning to kill him. Accepting Requests right now. Zeus was so angry that he expelled the newborn, and the fall from the top of Olympus caused the injury that left him lame. These included: Items crafted, supposedly, by Hephaestus became some of the most valuable treasures in the Greek world. He then stood before the king of the gods and demanded his prize. Hephaestus was the God of Fire and the Forge, the patron god of smiths, craftsmen, sculptors and artisans. Heâs a major cuddler, and his lips set you afire. Hera could not move, sleep, or even eat. Among such ideals, a disabled blacksmith seems to stand out. 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