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His name sounds like hih FESS tuss. It is sometimes spelled Hephaistos.
People believed that volcanoes were the fires of his forges.
This god probably started as a minor fire god in Asian myths.
He was disabled with a bad foot which made him lame.
He is shown in pictures and sculptures with a beard and mighty arms and shoulders.
His wife was the goddess Aphrodite.
The ancient Romans called him Vulcan.
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