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The Chalkeia and Hephaisteia

The Chalkeia was a special feast of bronze-workers. Hephaistos, as the patron of bronze-workers, was one of the gods honoured at the festival.

The Hephaisteia was another festival dedicated to Hephaistos. One of the major features of the festival was a torch race. Torch races occurred at many festivals but are particularly relevant to Hephaistos because of his connection with fire.