Hephaestus the fire god myth

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  • Hephaestus, the fire god is the son of Zeus and Hera. While Hephaestus was a child he lived with the sea-nymphs in the ocean caverns making beautiful and useful inventions. When he was all grown up he claimed his spot on Mount Olympus. One day Hera makes Zeus furious so he punishes her. Zeus ties Hera's hands and feet together then hangs her in the air midway between Heaven and Earth. Hephaestus see's what Zeus is doing to his mother and tries to help which makes Zeus even more furious which causes him to throw Hephaestus off Mount Olympus head first.
  • Symbolism
  • Hephaestus falls for a whole day but fell upon a beautiful island and the fall doesn't kill him.Zeus doesn't want Hephaestus to return home around the other gods because he is to furious so he has to stay on the island.Hephaestus sets up his workshop in the hole in a mountain and from there he makes thunder bolts and sends them to his father, in return Zeus calls him back to Mount Olympus. As Hephaestus tries to be normal all the other gods laugh at him.
  • Motifs
  • That night Sinon the spy opens up the hidden door of the Wooden Horse and not a single Trojan is on guard. The enemy was waiting until no one is around to rise. Priam and his warriors fell by the sword and there kingdom is robbed of great possessions , women and children and treasure. The city is then burned down to its foundations. The Kingdom of Troy has fallen. Nothing remains of its glory but its dead hero's and fair women. Years later the ruins of ancient Troy lie hidden and there to this very day men who loved the story are delving after the dead city as they might search for buried treasure.
  • Theme
  • The symbol is fire. The symbol is fire because it occurs through out the story meaning more than one thing. Some examples are fire meant war because it was used during an attack.
  • The motif is war because they go to war more than once throughout the myth.
  • the theme is fight for what you believe in.
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