Hephaestus or Hefestos (Vulcan in Roman) was the crippled god of crafts, blacksmithing and fire, volcanoes, forging, crafts, sculpture, metals and metallurgy, and also patron of furnace-related trades. He was the son of Zeus and Hera. Hephaestus was one of the 12 Olympian gods who lived with Zeus.
He was a very skilled worker and his beautiful creations for the other gods and for the most privileged mortals were famous. He is also associated with creating the first human woman, Pandora.
Hefesto was born from Zeus and Hera, but was born prematurely after a very difficult delivery. The child was so deformed that when Hera saw him, she threw him from the Olympus ashamed by the ugliness of her son. Hefestos then reached the ocean and there the Nereida Tetis and the Oceanide Eurinome, and took him to the coast of Lemnos, where he set his forge. In his care, the young man began to be interested in crafts and do all kinds of relics. Hefestos avenged hera some time later, when he was entrusted to manufacture the gold thrones for the Olympics. Hera's had invisible chains, and when she sat on him, she was trapped, unable to get up. The other gods begged him to return to Olympus and release it, but he refused, being outraged for having been expelled. Dionisio then drunk him and took him back to Olympus on the back of a mule. Hefestos, would free his mother, but only if Aphrodite agreed to marry him. Then it was, Zeus convinced Hera to leave him, since he feared that the beauty of the goddess would cause fights among the other gods by her hand, and Hefestos reconciled with her mother.