Hephæstus
Hephæstus
A titular see of Augustamnica Prima, mentioned by Hierocles (Synecd., 727, 9), by George of Cyprus, and by certain rare documents, as among the thirteen towns of that province

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  • Hephæstus — noun 83]</span> (The Macmillan company): I have adopted, not without hesitation, the Latin, rather than the Greek, nomenclature for the Heathen Deities. I have been induced to do so from the manifest incongruity of confounding the two ; and …   Wiktionary

  • HEPHÆSTUS —    called Vulcan by the Romans, the Greek god of fire, or of labour in the element of fire, the son of Zeus and Hera, represented as ill shapen, lame, and ungainly, so much so as to be an object of ridicule to the rest of the pantheon, but he was …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Hephaestus (titular see) — Hephæstus is a Catholic titular see. The original diocese was in Augustamnica Prima, a suffragan of Pelusium. [Parthey s Notitia Prima and the Coptic allusion to it published by J. de Rougé, in his Géographie ancienne de la Basse Egypte (Paris,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hephaestus —     Hephæstus     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Hephæstus     A titular see of Augustamnica Prima, mentioned by Hierocles (Synecd., 727, 9), by George of Cyprus, and by certain rare documents, as among the thirteen towns of that province. It was a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • VULCAN —    the Roman god of fire and an artificer In metals, identified with the Greek HEPHÆSTUS (q.v.); had a temple to his honour in early Rome; was fabled to have had a forge under Mount Etna, where he manufactured thunderbolts for Jupiter, the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Cabeiri — Cabiri Ca*bi ri (k[.a]*b[imac] r[imac]), prop. n. pl. [ NL., fr. Gr. Ka beiroi.] (Myth.) Certain deities originally worshiped with mystical rites by the Pelasgians in Lemnos and Samothrace and afterwards throughout Greece; also called sons of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cabiri — Ca*bi ri (k[.a]*b[imac] r[imac]), prop. n. pl. [ NL., fr. Gr. Ka beiroi.] (Myth.) Certain deities originally worshiped with mystical rites by the Pelasgians in Lemnos and Samothrace and afterwards throughout Greece; also called sons of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vulcan — Vul can, n. [L. Vulcanus, Volcanus: cf. Skr. ulk[=a] a firebrand, meteor. Cf. {Volcano}.] (Rom. Myth.) The god of fire, who presided over the working of metals; answering to the Greek Heph[ae]stus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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