Unfortunately, one of his legs broke as he hit the water, and never developed properly. Hephaestus was unique among the gods as being physically disabled and not particularly attractive. She thus requested the God of blacksmiths himself to create a set of armor, including a shield, to defend her son.Next
Athena refused and told her father she would never get married.
Athena had never felt love, ever. As soon as his mother sat on it, she became bound to the seat with fetters that none of the gods could break. How was Hephaestus usually pictured? She won that competition with that one gift, which now represents her.Next
Here he is picked up and rescued by sea nymphs Thetis and Eurynome, who shelter and provide for him in his early years.
She was however also given a peculiar instruction to never open her gift. His ejaculate fell on the earth, impregnating , who subsequently gave birth to Erichthonius of Athens. The necklace was crafted by the God of fire himself and was cursed to bring misfortune to anyone who possessed it.Next
Men and goddesses alike lusted after her and as a result, Hephaestus was often portrayed as a laughingstock.
Despite being considered soulmates by some, their relationship remains ambiguous with no single tradition ever clearly established on this subject. For three days Hera sat fuming, still trapped in Hephaistos's chair; she could not sleep, she could not stretch, she could not eat.Next
One time, during a practice sparring session, Athena accidentally mortally wounded her best friend.
The one-eyed giants were his great-uncles through Gaia.Next
You might find yourself surprised! It turns out, there may be a very real historical reason so many smith gods walked with a limp.
Zeus thus succeed ed in his plan to punish humanity. Knowing that Xanthos may drown Achilles the Goddess Hera called upon Hephaestus for help, and instructed her son to attack Skamandros. Not only did Hephaestus catch them in the act, but he called the other gods of Olympus in to witness their humiliation.Next
More commonly, Hera conceived Hephaestus alone as revenge for Zeus birthing Athena from his head without her.