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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Hephaestus.


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  • And on each side of the doorway sat living dogs of gold, who never grew old or died, so well Hephaistus had made them in his forges in smoking Lemnos, and gave them to Alcinous to guard his gates by night.

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  • Aphrodite's husband, Hephaistus, to his exquisite revenge.

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  • Eusebius in reckoning up the dynasty of kings, who reigned after Hephaistus or Vulcan, mentions them in the following order: [890] _Then succeeded his son Helius; after him Sosis, then Osiris, then Orus, then Thoules, who conquered the whole earth to the ocean; and last of all Sesostris_.

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  • He was the same as Orus of Egypt, whom the Greeks esteemed both as Apollo, and Hephaistus.

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  • The God of fire, Hephaistus, was an Egyptian compound of Apha-Astus, rendered by the Ionian Greeks

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  • But Daidalos came safe to Sicily, and there wrought many a wondrous work: for he made for King Cocalus a reservoir, from which a great river watered all the land, and a castle and a treasury on a mountain, which the giants themselves could not have stormed; and in Selinos he took the steam which comes up from the fires of AEtna and made of it a warm bath of vapor, to cure the pains of mortal men; and he made a honeycomb of gold, in which the bees came and stored their honey; and in Egypt he made the fore-court of the temple of Hephaistus, in Memphis, and a statue of himself within it, and many another wondrous work.

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  • Come hither, and let me feast upon you, for it is of no use to run away, so cunning a web has my father Hephaistus spread for me, when he made these clefts in the mountains, through which no man finds his way home. "

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  • "My name is Periphetes, the son of Hephaistus and Anticleia the mountain nymph.

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