‘Hephaestus’ Forge‘ tells the tale of a master craftsgod, known for his skill and cunning, a most ‘ungodly’ appearance, a war thwarted by an arranged marriage, an unfaithful wife, and an inspired girdle!
Hephaestus was the Greek god of fire, craftsman, forges, artisans and a number of hot crafty related things.
So put down that glue gun & read his tale
Hephaestus had powerful parents!
Zeus, his father had a problem on his hands. Many of the male deities wanted to marry the beautiful Aphrodite. Their fighting grew more and more problematic for Olympus. To finally put an end to the quarrels for her hand, Zeus arranged a marriage for her with Hephaestus.
It was his ugly appearance that inspired Zeus to choose him, so that the match would not inspire jealousy among other male deities. It was also his ugly appearance and a lack of love in the match that caused Aphrodite to have many affairs with both gods and men. The Dom Deluise type with a club foot was not for her.
Tired of the humiliation, one day Hephaestus created a magic net, which he would use to catch Athena and the war god Ares in bed together. He would bring them together before the gods and thoroughly humiliate them among their peers. Poseidon felt so sorry for them he convinced Hephaestus to release them and paid their fine for the indiscretion.
In his forge on Olympus, Hephaestus would go on to produce many of the gadgets and equipment of the gods, like Hermes winged helmet. He had also made Aphrodite’s girdle which inspired love and passion, which perhaps worked a little too well
Move over Victoria’s Secret. They don’t make girdles like they used to.
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Absolutely stunning 💜
Thank you so much for your kind comment TJ! I hope you are having a great weekend!
You are very welcome. And I am. I hope you are as well 😊
What a great story. And great ideas for expanding your blog! I love your creative mind.! I’m off to see which raku pottery vase I am!
Thank you so much for reading the story and your very kind comment! So very much appreciated! I got your email and will be replying to it later on today. I am flattered and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I love the vase and the story that went with it made me smile.
That is wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for such a kind comment! I hope you are well and having a beautiful day!
I love those colours.
Thank you so much!
This one has great colours! ❤️
Thank you John! I am glad to hear you like the colours! I hope you are well and having a wonderful weekend.
Thanks, you too! Just being a couch potato this morning. 😂
Your work is absolutely marvellous. Just to see those pieces with their form and colours is a sheer treat.
Wow! Thank you for such a very kind comment Don! I appreciate it and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!
I see a desert mountain and sky at sunset x
Absolutely Fantastic, dear ! Congratulations. You’ re wonderful artists. Do you mind if i ask for the price ?
Another great piece, I really like the shape and depth of colours. The story was an interesting read too ! Stay well.
Really cool story behind this piece! I’ve always loved Greek mythology, so that was neat to see. And wow, the vase is just gorgeous! 💖
The colours are stunning; wonderful contrasts.
Thank you so much for your very kind comment! I hope your week is going well!
J’adore the ultramarine blue against the coppery reds- it looks like a very abstract desert landscape at dusk.
Thanks for the kind comment! I can see the desert at night 😉 I think I am going to have to play with those colours some more. I hope your week is going well!
I loved the fantastic color combination 😊❤
Thank you so much for your very kind comment Krishna 😉 Hope you are doing well!
Yes, thank you 😊❤
This is really cool background! Impressive
Thank you so much for your very kind comment! I hope you are having a great day!
And out of your fiery furnace sprang colours of metal. Lovely glazes.
Thank you so much for your kind comment Graham! I hope your week is going great so far!
Laughing @ “they don’t make girdles like they used to”
haha! I am glad you liked that line. It made me smile when I wrote it too 😉 Thanks for your kind comment and I hope you are having a great day so far!
What a great story and the vase is absolutely stunning!
Thank you as always 😉 Hope your week is going spectacularly!
Beautiful, I love this shape and all those colors!
Thank you so very much for your very kind comment Tiffany! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!
very nice 🙂
Thank you 😉 Hope your week is going well. Just getting over a cold so feeling much better 😉
Interesting story and vase
Thank you so very much for your kind comment! I hope you have a wonderful day!
You are welcome and you all have a good day.
Excellent piece of pottery.
Thank you so very much for your very kind comment! I hope you have a wonderful day!
I absolutely agree with your tittle. Beautiful images
Thank you for your kind words. I hope you have a great day!
My pleasure. 😇
Nice to meet you here, My name is Princess Anabel,
feel free to email me, i will be expecting to read for
you soon. so that we can know more about our selves and extend hand of friendship!
With love and tender heart (firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to comment your majesty! I have never had royalty visit my blog before!
i love the idea of war and mind
forced to stay in the same bind
so smart war may result with ease
and because smart war is peace
it can be a good thing
or the end of everything
It is a smart way of thinking. Finding peace to me is always the better way! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
This is mind-blowing
Thank you! Hope you have a great weekend!
You’re welcome. And too have one
I really enjoyed the story and the pottery is amazingly beautiful.
I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the story and thank you for such a nice comment! I hope you are well.
Thank you! I am doing quite well, I hope you, too, are doing well.
I love how you weave mythology into your craft :}
Thank you so very much for your very kind comment! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
You’re welcome :}
An interesting piece. I keep thinking I’m seeing people or something else in it through a haze of time – I suspect I could turn it in my hands for days finding images – more fun than shapes in clouds.
Thank you for the interesting comment. I love your analogy of watching clouds and looking at vases. I have made the same comparison myself. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Jay, this is a new comment to an older post. I just wanted to find a place to tell you how amazing your pottery designs are. These pieces are breathtaking. Beautiful.
Thank you so much for your kind comment. I so much appreciate the encouragement and apologize for my tardy reply, the spam filter here in wordpress seems to have gotten the better of me. I hope you are having a wonderful 2020 so far full of love and adventure.
You have great artistry with your hands!
Thank you so much for a very nice compliment! Wishing you all the best this holiday season!
looks like you scored everywhere on this pottery. Nice!!
Thank you Cindy! So glad you like it 🙂 Hope you are keeping well today! 🙏