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This is the Greek word for volcano - it explains the god's association with fire.
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2005
Another version is Hephaestion (or Hephaistion), who was the lifelong friend and lover of Alexander the Great.
-- Marauder  11/9/2006
Hephaestion was Alexander the Great's best friend AND/OR lover! However, most historians are leaning towards the latter.
-- Athena Nike  9/19/2009
Pronounced he-FES-tus. [noted -ed]
-- Aqua  11/21/2006
Kind of reminds me of "asbestos".
-- lcgirl20  6/30/2007
●Hiefiest is Belarusian
●Khefest is Bulgarian
●Hefest is Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian, and Ukrainian
●Hefaistos is Czech, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Romanian, and Slovak
●Hefesto is Esperanto, Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish
●Héphaïstos is French
●Ífaistos is Modern Greek
●Héphaisztosz is Hungarian
●Efesto is Italian
●Hefaistas is Lithuanian
●Hefajstos is Polish
●Gefest is Russian
●Hefajst is Slovenian.
-- Anonymous User  5/4/2014
The name"Hephaistos" is probably related with the Minoan city "Phaistos", which was famous for its blacksmiths. [noted -ed]
-- jestmoon  5/24/2014
Karl Kerenyi gives in "Mythologie der Griechen" simply the meaning of "hephaistos" as "fire".
-- Benjamin Schiller  10/8/2015

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