Hephaestus one of the 12 olympian gods a god of fire and divine smith

Hephaestus riding donkey, Athenian red-figure skyphos C5th B.

Hephaestus one of the 12 olympian gods a god of fire and divine smith

Hephaestus one of the 12 olympian gods a god of fire and divine smith

This page describes the goddess' sexual liaisons with various gods. Although she was paired with half of the male Olympians only the story of her marriage to Hephaistos and adulterous affair with the god Ares was elaborated upon in any detail.

The rest were, for the most part, simply genealogical pairings. In classical art and literature Aphrodite was almost always portrayed as the consort of Ares. The mortal lovers of the goddess are described on the second "Loves" page.

She bore him four divine sons: Eros, Anteros, Deimos, Phobos; and a daughter: Hera cursed the goddess to bear a horribly ugly child, Priapos, as punishment for her promiscuity.

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Some say Hermes Bakkheios Iakkhos was also their child. Aphrodite was never happy with the marriage having been forced to wed him by decree of Zeus, as a gift for releasing his mother Hera from the bonds of the cursed golden throne.

She bore him a son, the godling Hermaphroditos and some say Eros. When he refused to leave the sea to join her on Olympos, she transformed him into a shell-fish for his betrayal. She bore him two daughters Rhodos and Herophilos.

Aphrodite fled and Zeus' seed was spilt upon the earth. Mt Olympos Home of the Gods I. Hephaistos had been cast from heaven by his mother Hera at birth, for she was ashamed at bearing a crippled son.

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He was rescued by Thetis and Eurynome and raised in a cave on the shores of the River Okeanos where he became a skilled smith. Angry at his mother's treatment, Hephaistos sent various gifts to Olympos including a Golden Throne for Hera.

When the goddess sat upon this cursed throne she was bound fast. Zeus sought the assistance of the gods in the freeing his Queen and offered the goddess Aphrodite in marriage to the god who could bring Hephaistos to Olympos.

Aphrodite agreed to the arrangment in the belief that her beloved Ares would prevail. Ares stormed the forge of Hephaistos, bearing arms, but was driven back by the Divine Smith with showers of flaming metal according to Libanius Narrations 7, not currently quoted here.

Dionysos next approached the god, and suggested that he might claim Aphrodite for himself if he were to release his mother willingly. Hephaistos was pleased with the plan and ascended to Heaven with Dionysos, released his mother and wed the reluctant Love-Goddess.

Shewring Greek epic C8th B.Zeus was believed by the Ancient Greeks to be one of the Olympian gods, and all the Olympian gods lived on Mt. Olympus. There were twelve Olympians. In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and either Hestia or Dionysus.

Aphrodite was the Olympian goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. This page describes the goddess' sexual liaisons with various gods. Although she was paired with half of the male Olympians only the story of her marriage to Hephaestus and adulterous affair with the god Ares was elaborated upon in any detail.

The rest were, for the most part, simply genealogical pairings. god of trade, thieves, travelers, guide to the Underworld.

Hermes was one of the 12 Olympian Gods. He was the second youngest Olympian god and was the son of ZEUS and Maia. Feb 11,  · Twelve Olympians In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and either Hestia or Dionysus.

From then on, Hephaestus the smith was one of the twelve Olympians (Martin 90). Many people wonder how Olympus’s ugliest god became the husband to the most beautiful goddess. There are several different explanations on how this happened.

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