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Hephaistos and Hera

This vase shows Hephaistos returning to Mt. Olympus on a mule.

Hera, Hephaistos' mother, was horrified by his imperfections and threw him out of Mount Olympus in disgust. The sea nymph Thetis looked after the young god.

Hephaistos soon discovered he had a great talent for making beautiful and useful things. News spread about his talent as a smith. When Hera heard about this, she welcomed her son back to Mount Olympus.

He was called on many times to make armour for heroes such as Achilles and Herakles.