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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Hephaestus.

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Examples

  • So he called Hephaistos, the lord of fire, and he said, "Make ready a gift which all the undying gods shall give to the race of men.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • This doesn't bother me, and certainly most readers have encountered spellings like "Hephaistos" and "daimon."

    Want Some Latin with Your Greek?

  • After Proteus, they told me, Rhampsinitos received in succession the kingdom, who left as a memorial of himself that gateway to the temple of Hephaistos which is turned towards the

    The History of Herodotus

  • "Hephaistos," the name dear to moderns, could have found no place in

    Milton

  • After Proteus, they told me, Rhampsinitos received in succession the kingdom, who left as a memorial of himself that gateway to the temple of Hephaistos which is turned towards the West, and in front of the gateway he set up two statues, in height five-and-twenty cubits, of which the one which stands on the North side is called by the Egyptians

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • As for the other kings, they could tell me of no great works which had been produced by them, and they said that they had no renown [85] except only the last of them, Moris: he (they said) produced as a memorial of himself the gateway of the temple of Hephaistos which is turned towards the North

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • Hephaistos which is turned towards the West, and in front of the gateway he set up two statues, in height five-and-twenty cubits, of which the one which stands on the North side is called by the Egyptians Summer and the one on the South side Winter; and to that one which they call Summer they do reverence and make offerings, while to the other which is called

    An Account of Egypt

  • Hephaistos which is turned towards the North Wind, and dug a lake, about which I shall set forth afterwards how many furlongs of circuit it has, and in it built pyramids of the size which I shall mention at the same time when I speak of the lake itself.

    An Account of Egypt

  • (they said) produced as a memorial of himself the gateway of the temple of Hephaistos which is turned towards the North Wind, and dug a lake, about which I shall set forth afterwards how many furlongs of circuit it has, and in it built pyramids of the size which I shall mention at the same time when I speak of the lake itself.

    The History of Herodotus

  • After Proteus, they told me, Rhampsinitos received in succession the kingdom, who left as a memorial of himself that gateway to the temple of Hephaistos which is turned towards the West, and in front of the gateway he set up two statues, in height five-and-twenty cubits, of which the one which stands on the North side is called by the Egyptians Summer and the one on the South side Winter; and to that one which they call Summer they do reverence and make offerings, while to the other which is called Winter they do the opposite of these things.

    An Account of Egypt: Being the Second Book of His Histories Called Euterpe. Paras. 40-59

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