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Enlightening notes on Hephaistos, the first archetype of disability:

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►Greek Mythology: “Hephaestus”  /

“Collaboration with Holly Rene Hunter”:

“The Fall Of Hephaestus” by C. Van Poelenburg. 17th century.

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Hephaestus(Roman equivalent: Vulcan)  was the Greek god of fire, metal work, blacksmiths and craftsmen.

According to Homer’s  “Iliad”, Hephaestus was born of the union of Zeusand Hera. In another tradition, attested by Hesiod, Hera bore Hephaestus alone.

Hephaestus. Attic Red Figure. 430 – 420 BC.

Hesiod tells us in “Theogony”, that in order to get even with Zeus for solely bringing about the birth of Athena, Hera produced the child Hephaestus all on her own.

Though Hesiod’s version seems to be the one that is most commonly accepted among readers, its content greatly alters our understanding of the birth of Athena. The ancient texts unequivocally state that it was Hephaestus who released the goddess from the head of Zeus by cracking the god’s…

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Written by Jude Cowell

March 28, 2017 at 4:11 am

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  1. Thank you very much for sharing this post and for the support, dear Jude… Sending love and wishing all the best to you ⭐

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    Aquileana

    March 28, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    • Same to you for your support, Aquileanat! your posts are amazing!!! is there a Translation tab on your site? I confess your articles in English are the only one I can fully read. 😦

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      Jude Cowell

      April 18, 2017 at 4:58 pm


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