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Cameo : 45mm sardonyx shell cameo hand-carved
Metal : sterling silver
Cap : Cotton
Country of Origin : Italy

Hephaestus, also known as Vulcan in Roman mythology, is the god of fire, metallurgy, forging, craftsmanship, and volcanoes in Greek mythology. As the son of Zeus and Hera, Hephaestus has a rich and complex story that reflects both his exceptional skills as a craftsman and his unique position in the Greek pantheon.

Born lame, Hephaestus was thrown from Olympus by his mother Hera or by his father Zeus, depending on the version of the myth. He fell into the sea and was rescued and raised by the nymphs Thetis and Eurynome. During this time, he developed his unparalleled abilities in the art of forging.

Hephaestus took revenge on his parents with various schemes, such as creating an enchanted throne that trapped Hera. He was brought back to Olympus by Dionysus, who had intoxicated him. On Olympus, Hephaestus made weapons and items for the gods, including Zeus's thunderbolts and Achilles' armor. He married Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, although their union was fraught with problems due to Aphrodite's infidelities.

Hephaestus was venerated throughout ancient Greece, especially in Athens and on the island of Lemnos, where he was said to have his forge. He was known for his skill and creativity, and was often depicted in artworks as a limping blacksmith.

His figure was important not only in religion and myth but also in culture and art, representing craftsmanship and creative ingenuity

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