Name: Hephaistos

Origin and Meaning of the Name Hephaistos

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    (heh FYE stoss)
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    Itself (Hephaistos)
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    Greek speaking countries
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    In Greek mythology Hephaistos was the god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen and fire. The meaning of his name is uncertain. One theory is that it comes from the phrase 'hemero-phaistos', meaning 'he who shines by day' (that is, the sun). In Athens he shared temples with Athena, who as a moon goddess 'shone by night', and who was also the patroness of worksmiths.

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