Webcomic Profile: Hephaestus


(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>>
7) Soul Man Part 1: Hephaestus recounts the beginning of the first winter with the introduction of Kore, the child of Demeter

<<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:


Latest Comments

Comment on Chapter 8, Page 8
Arcane Madcap (Guest), 29 Aug 2015 02:28 am
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.
Comment on Chapter 8, Page 8
Novanto, 28 Aug 2015 12:40 pm
Huh. He's still calm. That's a... shocker.

I'm having too much fun with these...
Comment on Chapter 8, Page 8
selecthumor, 28 Aug 2015 09:56 am
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
Comment on Chapter 8, Page 7
Novanto, 25 Aug 2015 08:03 pm
Zeus... I know this is hard for you... but at least TRY not to... blow a fuse (electric pun!)!
Comment on Chapter 8, Page 7
selecthumor, 25 Aug 2015 10:01 am
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.
Comment on Chapter 8, Page 6
selecthumor, 17 Aug 2015 10:30 am
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...
Comment on Chapter 8, Page 5
Hyper Shadow, 11 Aug 2015 10:44 am
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?
Comment on Chapter 8, Page 5
selecthumor, 11 Aug 2015 06:13 am
@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.
Comment on Chapter 8, Page 3
BurstThrough, 07 Aug 2015 12:35 pm
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).
Comment on Chapter 8, Page 4
selecthumor, 07 Aug 2015 07:56 am
Fun fact is that I used Jim Henson's face as Prometheus' template. Also, Prometheus' design is based on the first draft of Hephaestus, where he would have had facial hair.


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