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Hephaistos (Hephaestus) (Vulcan)

Hephaistos (or Hephaestus), the husband of Aphrodite and the son of Zeus and Hera. Hera was also the sister of Zeus. He was also an inventor of various automatic devices and he produced armor for example for Achilles. When Hephaistos was banished from the Olymp after some problems with Hera he was so angry that he sent to his mother Hera a golden throne, which however trapped her as soon as she sat in it. Only when Dionysos made him drunk he accepted to release Hera. As a gift he was allowed to marry Aphrodite and to return to the Olymp.

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