Hephaestus

by selecthumor
(a retelling of Greek mythology, with more than likely deviation from the original myths)

While other gods on Mt. Olympus are known to be beautiful and laid back, Hephaestus is more humble in appearance and works his hands to the bone. However, that is not to say that the god of crafting and fire doesn't have any interesting tales about himself...

<<Current Chapter>>
8) Prometheus Bound: Hephaestus reflects on the binding of Prometheus, his one time mentor.

<<Previous Chapters>>
1)Road to Athens:
2)Origins: Part 1
3)Passive Affection
4) Origins Part 2
5) Hermes' First Flight
6) Origins: Part 3
0) Under the Waves
7) Soul Man Part 1
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(a retelling of Greek mythology, with more than likely deviation from the original myths)

While other gods on Mt. Olympus are known to be beautiful and laid back, Hephaestus is more humble in appearance and works his hands to the bone. However, that is not to say that the god of crafting and fire doesn't have any interesting tales about himself...

<<Current Chapter>>
8) Prometheus Bound: Hephaestus reflects on the binding of Prometheus, his one time mentor.

<<Previous Chapters>>
1)Road to Athens:
2)Origins: Part 1
3)Passive Affection
4) Origins Part 2
5) Hermes' First Flight
6) Origins: Part 3
0) Under the Waves
7) Soul Man Part 1

Recent Comments

this story is amazing
My Eyes
Hephaestus is more of an Earth, Wind and Fire fan while Ares is more of a Village Person guy.
OW GODS
gods of trolling stop messing with the drawing bored it will upset the balance and doom us all
one day king of gods you will pay for your crimes
Calling it, Hephaestus is gonna be knocked out in the next comic.
Sorry for the lack of update this long. As I am starting my Master more seriously, I cannot promise a schedule for updating. Please bear with me as I try to update as often as I can.

Good to see that Pythia/Oracle is still around but she is missing her Apollo...
@Hyper Shadow:
You have to realize something about Zeus for his decisions to make sense. While in this comic he seems at the very least driven by reason, in the original mythos Zeus just kind of dicked about, and broke shit when things went poorly for him.
@Hyper Shadow (Chapter 8, Page 9): It could mean that he would only destroy all the Greek humans. It could mean that he wants to offend the other gods who would find it more of an annoyance over anything. After all, the Divine care nothing for mortals save for this guy Prometheus.
Wait wasn't it already established that there are humans that worship other pantheons and that those pantheons exist in their regions. Zeus isn't stupid enough to go kill humans in those regions is he? I doubt even Olympus can withstand a war from so many other deities.
Sorry for being so late, been starting to do stuff for my Master of Social Work, which may incidentally make it so I may have spells of disappearing from updates. If that happens, I apologize in advance.
Make your own Himouto!
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Who wants to bet that I can sum up Zeus and Hera in one of the best ways possible?


Zeus: Overbearing tyrannical prick.

Hera: Sadistic goddess of PMS.
Novanto
August 28th, 2015
Huh. He's still calm. That's a... shocker.

I'm having too much fun with these...
I do not know the maturity content rating of showing a bare butt on smackjeeves, so if this is seen as more mature and I need to censor it more please let me know...

@Novanto (Chapter 8, Page 7): :D
Novanto
August 25th, 2015
Zeus... I know this is hard for you... but at least TRY not to... blow a fuse (electric pun!)!
In my headcanon, we were brought into this world with predominantly dominant phenotypes like Black Hair and Brown Eyes and the more recessive phenotypes started expressing once we started mingling with the divine.
Sorry for being late, a lot has happened to me this weekend.

@Hyper Shadow (Chapter 8, Page 5): I don't think they made anything together, but one noted canon myth is that either/both of them were there to split Zeus' head open to let out Athena. Possibly more on that later...
Really like how Prometheus is Hephaestus' teacher. He's the closest one to Hephaestus in power and style. Do you know if they ever made anything in Greek mythology together or was he imprisoned before Hephaestus came along?
@BurstThrough (Chapter 8, Page 4): She was, but she had more of a prominent role in the play Prometheus Bound where Prometheus helping her out on the path to becoming human again would start the events that would birth Heracles, bringing his suffering to an end and full circle. Too bad it was supposed to be a trilogy and we only have the one play.
I resepect other interpretations on Hephaestus and some are done better than mine I admit, but I just want to tell a good story and explore the motivations of this god that few people wrote about and so long as you guys enjoy that, then that's all that's important to me.
Hmm... I thought Io was just some shick that bedded Zeus and was lucky to escape Hera's wrath by going to Egypt as a cow.

Hmm deep like where this may be going.

I like your stories but myself I view Hephaestos as a guy that's simply too focused on professional fullfilment to really mind much of the other gods affairs, his work conditions or the fact that like Hestia he's mostly treated as an emploee; but he tries to rejoice on the quality of the instalations to produce greater works and uses that to carry on most days in satisfaction.Though he's still my favorite(cause he has the best vedettas) he's also one of the most selfish gods cause he could conquer everything if so he whimed but finds crafts grant the most satisfaction than carnage and plotting and also prefers the current situation to having to repair and refill of materials of the workshop himself.
Though I don't know the Hephaestus from the comic your impression of the god I like that one as well and your "Bellow the waves" story was so moving it nearly made me cry(take as a major compliment I don't cry easily except due to alergy and the likes).