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I'm still here! Just... not at home. :) [Jun. 4th, 2005|11:11 am]
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In case people are wondering why I have not been responding to their comments, it is because I spent a couple of nights away, with dear friends and will return to you, and my child shortly. Have no fear, Randomposting IS here. :)

So.. for our bit of random mythology, who would like to know the origion of Hephaestus?

If not you - I'll have something for you tomorrow, and you can stop reading now. ;)

For the rest of ya'll --

He was the son of Hera, produced according to Hesiod, without a mate. Other writers believed that Zeus was his father. He was the smith and metal-founder of the gods, and his worship was sometimes believed to have originated on the birthern Aegan Islands of Lemnos, which contained a volcano on Mount Moschylus. He was also worshipped in Caria and Lycia in Asia Minor. His cult later spread to the volcanic regions of the west, Etna in Sicily, the Lipari Islands, and Campania in which Vesuvius ( Of Pompeii fame. ) is situated. He seems orginally to have been a volcanic diety.

Hephaestus was twice flung out of Olympus. First of all, when he ws born, Hera was offended by the sight of her ugly, deformed child ( He was lame) and threw him out. The infant fell into the ocean, where Thetis and Eurynome the Oceanid found him and brought him up for nine years in their cave, unknown to the gods or Hera. It was here that he learnt his arts. He fashioned a golden throne for his mother and sent it to her; but he had concealed in it a trap whereby to gain his revenge, for when she sat on the throne she was imprisoned and none of the gods could help her. Hephaestus was invited to come to Olympus, where the other gods pleaded with him to release her. He refused, until Dionysus, whom he trusted, made him drunk, and wheedled the key to the device out of him. According to a variant story, Hephaestus sent sandals to the gods, but those he sent to Hera were adamantine ones which caused her to fall flat on her face.

Hehe. She deserved it. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: benneh_boy3
2005-06-04 09:42 am (UTC)
'Hephaestus' reminds me of Haemorrhoid.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hera agrees with you, wholeheartedly. ;)
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-06-04 10:20 am (UTC)

YAY!! :P

I love Greek Mythology! lol :) :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 06:41 pm (UTC)

Re: YAY!! :P

I couldn't tell! ;)

And great new icon!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 06:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, he pretty much rocked. ;)
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From: greensmock
2005-06-04 10:24 am (UTC)
He also got to marry Aphrodite because of that little trick with the throne -- the gods promised her to him before Dionysus got in on the action, hoping that the promise of the sexiest bride in the world would make him more agreeable.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-06-04 10:25 am (UTC)
Yup. lol.
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[User Picture]From: 4sakencarapace
2005-06-04 12:07 pm (UTC)
Some think that being thrown off Mt. Olympus was what made him lame.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oooh.. that's an interesting theory!
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From: nyguen9
2005-06-04 03:22 pm (UTC)
I love mythology.

It's nice to know everyone has mom problems, not just me. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 07:03 pm (UTC)
You're a Mom too? :)
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From: lostways
2005-06-04 03:55 pm (UTC)
HE also is the husband of the love goddness who pick him out of every other god cuz of his kind nature
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 07:04 pm (UTC)
Awww, that's sweet.

She wasn't a bribe, like earlier mentioned?
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[User Picture]From: synthiacat
2005-06-04 08:55 pm (UTC)
It's so amazing how Greek mythology can still be related to current times. Even if a myth is way out there, it still has a moral to be learned. I wish that more people would study these ages old lessons.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 07:50 pm (UTC)
Totally! I need to learn A LOT more about mythology. I wish I would have taken that class in college. Maybe when I go back. :)
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From: m_buggie
2005-06-04 09:36 pm (UTC)
While Hera definitely doesn't win the Mother of the Year Award, I do have sympathy for her. I mean, geez, just look at her husband. Zeus was a big ole man-slut.
I love Greek mythology.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 07:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Zeus is a lot like the Father of my son in fact. ;) But STILL.

They were both reeeeeeeeeally bad. ;)
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[User Picture]From: theslaughtered
2005-06-04 11:07 pm (UTC)
For the record I stopped reading.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 08:02 pm (UTC)
lol. I figured some people would.. you missed some really cool info.
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From: hymn
2005-06-04 11:51 pm (UTC)
i liked the golden thrown one better then the shoes
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-05 08:05 pm (UTC)
Me too. *nod*
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-06-05 10:59 pm (UTC)
did you have FUN??
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-06 01:09 am (UTC)
I had the most fun I've had in MONTHS!!!
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[User Picture]From: noblestride
2005-06-06 01:44 pm (UTC)
I've noticed that the more gods you have, the more drama there is. Therefor Gods = Drama

Mythology is great, I love to read about all the backstabbing that occurs within a celestial family. If you need to see the best example of a dysfunctional family, read Greek mythology.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-06 01:46 pm (UTC)
Precisely. I would like to be able to serve drinks at the family reunions and just listen, you know?
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