Definition of Hephaestus

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the lame god of fire and metalworking in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vulcan.

Exact synonyms: Hephaistos
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



Definition of Hephaestus

1. Proper noun. (Greek god) The god of fire, smithwork, metallurgy, volcanoes, and artisans, who served as blacksmith of the gods. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hephaestus

Hensen's disk
Hensen's duct
Hensen's knot
Hensen's line
Hensen's node
Hensen's stripe
Hensing's ligament
Henson
Hepaticae
Hepaticopsida
Hepatocystis
Hepatozoon
Hepburn
Hepburnian
Hephaestos
Hephaestus
Hephaistos
Hephaistus
Hephestos
Hephestus
Hephthalite
Hephthalites
Hephzibah
Hephæstos
Hephæstus
Heptateuch
Hepworth
Her Honor
Her Maj
Her Majesty

Literary usage of Hephaestus

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"In Homer, the skill of hephaestus in metallurgy is often mentioned; ... In epic poetry hephaestus is rather a comic figure, and his Jj'mping gait provokes ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Though the word hephaestus is used by Homer in the sense of fire, yet in the Hellenic god no elemental idea is at all prominent The Hellenic religion had ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In Homer, the skill of hephaestus in metallurgy is often mentioned; ... In epic poetry hephaestus is rather a comic figure, and his limping gait provokes ..."

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