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" Hephaestos was the Greek Lord of the fire. He mastered the secrets of the iron forging which he combined with technical knowledge permitting him to make weapons for the Gods, as the shield of Goddess Athina and the thunder of Zeus. In the same way he was able to make automatic anthropoid..."

Hephaestos was the Greek Lord of the fire. He mastered the secrets of the iron forging which he combined with technical knowledge permitting him to make weapons for the Gods, as the shield of Goddess Athina and the thunder of Zeus. In the same way he was able to make automatic anthropoids which in the form of Golden Women helped him in his workshop..

According to mythology, Zeus fell in love with princess Europe of Phoenicia. So, he turned into a white bull with firm body, golden horns and innocent eyes and tricked the princess and her friends who were peaking flowers. He brought Europe to Crete and, as tokens of his love, he gave to the girl: giant Talos to protect the island, a quiver of arrows that always succeeded in hitting their goal and a golden dog as her guardian angel. Mythology claims that Zeus and Europe were united in the area of Gortys, under a plane tree which became evergreen, or at Diktaion Andron where the nymphs had prepared the bridal bed. Zeus and Europe bore three sons: Radamanthys, Sarpedon and king Minos.

 

(Vase showing Hephaestos at his flying chariot)

 


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