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.