Hephaistos’ MDT – Day 28: What are the worst misconceptions about Hephaistos?

Χαίρετε ἀναγνώστες!

Today I will discuss the worst misconception about Hephaistos.

Which is to say, I don’t really know of any. Hephaistos is less often discussed than, say, Zeus, Athena, or Apollon. I haven’t really come across any misconceptions about him. I suppose if one could have a misconception about him it’s that he is a grudge-holding wretch, or maybe that he is to be pitied for the adversities he’s faced. Neither is true. He, by his own strength and ingenuity, reclaimed his place and spit in his adversities’ faces, nor do I feel he would have held on to his grudges, especially once he had reclaimed his place on Olympos and was married to the Kharis Aglaia. If he still held any grudges or resentment, I feel that it would have softened and weathered away through his marriage with Aglaia.

He, by his own strength and ingenuity, reclaimed his place and spit in his adversities’ faces, nor do I feel he would have held on to his grudges, especially once he had reclaimed his place on Olympos and was married to the Kharis Aglaia. If he still held any grudges or resentment, I feel that it would have softened and weathered away through his marriage with Aglaia and that he would have discovered the joys in life and attained happiness. Which also offers a powerful lesson that we, too, may need to face hardships before we can attain happiness.

That is all for now.

Ἔρρωσο.

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