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Hephaestus was the god of fire and the forge, which is a tool that blacksmiths use. Son of Hera and Zeus, he was thrown off of Mt. Olympus as a child and his legs got deformed as a result. Though he is married to Aphrodite, she doesn't enjoy his company and starts to date Ares instead. Hephaestus provides the armor for the gods and heroes like Achilles.

  1. 1. Who was the god of fire?
    1. a. Hephaestus
    2. b. Ares
    3. c. Mars
  2. 2. Who was Hephestus' father?
    1. a. Apollo
    2. b. Zeus
    3. c. Ares
  3. 3. What hero did Hephaestus make armor for?
    1. a. Hercules
    2. b. Achilles
    3. c. Apollo