Hephaestus was the god of fire, blacksmiths, craftsmen, sculptors, and artisans.
Hephaestus was the son of Hera and Zeus. It is unclear whether he was born lame or crippled after his father hurled him in the sea after Hephaestus tried to free Hera from the chains Zeus had put her in. The story is also told that Hera birthed him and was so disgusted by his looks and deformity that she threw him into the sea. Either way, Hephaestus washed up on the seashore where he was rescued by nymphs who hid him for 9 years until he was recovered enough to return to Mount Olympus.
Upon his returning, Hera feeling bad for what happened to Hephaestus, built an underground workshop for him. It's here where he began to create all kinds of things including palaces and thrones of the Olympians, Zeus's thunderbolt, Hera's magic golden throne, Achilles's armor, Hermes's winged helmet and the Perseus's knife that he used to cut off Medusa's head.
Despite his appearance, Hephaestus's ability to make items of great allure won him the favor of plenty of goddesses. He was married to Aphrodite, the most beautiful goddess, in an arranged marriage by his father.
Hephaestus is a variegated colorway of black representing the blacksmith and bright vivid colors of aqua, orange, yellow and chartreuse representing his many notable creations.
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Please hand wash cold or lukewarm water and lay flat to dry. Even though this yarn does contain superwash merino, I do always recommend that you hand wash your knitwear. We use colorfast acid dyes for dying our yarn, and rinse until water runs clear. There may be a chance that some dye may bleed slightly in the first wash of your finished item. This does sometimes happen for speckled yarn and stubborn colors that are prone to bleed. For the first couple of washes, hand wash separately to be sure that no further bleeding.
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