Provided by RinekeDeJongArt
Hephaistos, 150×100 cm, acrylic and mixed media on Belgian linen.Unique painting.
Also available as a Gyclee in museum quality, with certificate and signed by the artist, in limited edition ./25.
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Hephaistos, better known as Hephaestus (Ancient Greek: Ἡφαιστος) was the Greek god of metalworking, smithing, sculpture, masonry, fire and volcanoes. He was the patron god of all artisans, blacksmiths, craftsmen, and sculptors.
Hephaistos, being the most unfaltering of the gods, was given Aphrodite’s hand in marriage by Zeus to prevent conflict over her between the other gods. Hephaistos and Aphrodite had an arranged marriage and she was very adulterous. The Thebans told that the union of Ares and Aphrodite produced Harmonia. However, of the union of Hephaistos with Aphrodite, there was no issue unless Virgil was serious when he said that Eros was their child. Later authors explain this statement by saying the love-god was sired by Ares but passed off to Hephaistos as his own son.