Hephaestus [Ἥφαιστος] was the son of Zeus and Hera. He is the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, sculptors, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. As a smithing god, Hephaestus made all the weapons of the gods in Olympus. He served as the blacksmith of the gods, and was worshipped in the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece, particularly Athens. Hephaestus’ symbols are a smith’s hammer and anvil.
Hephaestus, a blacksmith, had a mansion where in The Odyssey, Aphrodite, his wife, and Ares, the god of war, slept together in Hephaestus' bed. This symbol of the hammer and anvil in a horseshoe represents his work. This could have been in his house underground where this scene happened.
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GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME: 13/? ∟Holliday Grainger as A P H R O D I T E Goddess of love, beauty, desire, and pleasure. Although married to Hephaestus she had many lovers, most notably Ares, Adonis, and Anchises. She was depicted as a beautiful woman and of all the goddesses most likely to appear nude or seminude. Poets praise the radiance of her smile and her laughter. Her symbols include roses and other flowers, the scallop shell, and myrtle wreath. Her sacred animals are doves and sparrows.
Greek, made in Pontis (Turkey), ~ 189 B.C. Bronze The star symbolizes the sun and kingship, and the inscription states that the shield was made for King Pharnakes I, who ruled Pontis from about 185 - 160 B.C. The serrated egde of the shield was once folded over to secure the thin metal to a stronger inner layer, probably made of wood or leather.