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Ἥφαιστος : Hephaestus (Vulcanus), the son of Zeus and Hera, the god of fire and of arts which need the aid of fire: in the Iliad married to Charis, Il. 18.382 ff., but in the Odyssey to Aphrodīte, Od. 8.266 ff. His works are the houses of the gods on Olympus, the armor of Achilles, the sceptre and aegis of Zeus, etc. Epithets, ἀμφιγυήεις, κυλλοποδι?ων, χαλκεύς, κλυτοτέχνης, κλυτόεργος, κλυτόμητις, πολύφρων, περίκλυτος, πολύμητις. The name Ἥφαιστος is used by personification for the element which he represents, Il. 2.426, cf. Il. 9.468.