Hephaestus is the Greek Olympian of metal working, stone making, and also architecture. He is also one of the twelve Olympians, some examples of these other Olympians are Poseidon, Hermes, and more. Olympians are Greek descendants of the pantheon. Pantheon meaning a child from a god that is recognized inside of the Greek temple. Hephaestus had a few rough patches in his life that made him stronger, and to be able to do more things than the other gods could not. His ambition was triggered by his mother. As Hephaestus was a newborn child, his mother looked at him in disgust. To the eyes of his mother Hera, she thought her newborn son was hideous. To her disgust she grabbed her son and threw him out of heaven, into the ocean. Thus, he was rescued by Thetis, and Euyome (The God of Fire and Metallurgy).
The life with Thetis and Euyome was better than Hephaestus had expected. Thetis and Euyome took Hephaestus to a small cave in where they lived (The Olympian). The cave was dark, but the strange thing about this cave was, it was near a volcano. The volcano was named "Mount Ethna". This volcano would play a big role in what Hephaestus would become in the next few years of his life. He lived with them for nine years of his life. During these years they taught him the skills of being a god. Some of these skills were using natural resources to make objects that would help in the future which included knives, swords, lightning bolts, and creating things for his family.
Hephaestus came up with an idea to try and please his mother, to allow him to get trusted by her. But, the decisions he made were not very nice. He planned to torture her with his gifts that would later result in trouble. Making her a gol...
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...tles who he gave to baby Hercules. A mechanical dog who he gave to Zeus, Zeus gave the dog to the king of Mimas. Hephaestus created gold necklace 's and gave them to Aphrodite and Harmonia. And also thunder bolts for Zeus were created. He helped in many cases to other god which made him some-what likeable to others. This brought his confidence up and his hate for many people to a approachable level (The Olympian).
In the end, his life challenges made him who he became. Even though he is not like other Olympians he had his own responsibilities. The fall from heaven made him a stronger individual than he originally would have been. The people he encountered throughout his life made him who he was and for that his experiences should not be forgotten. We can all learn from him and not become so evil an bitter like he did because of everything he went through in life.
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