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Hephaestus at the Forge
Name Hephaestus
Other Names Vulcan
Patron God of Canceron
Debut Unvanquished
Significance Hephaestons (Gemenese polytheistic faction)
Photo Earth statue of Hephaestus[1]

Hephaestus is one of the Lords of Kobol in the Battlestar Galactica universe. In the religion of the Ancient Greeks, he is the god of fire and a blacksmith.

Lord of Kobol[]

Hephaestus is the patron god of Canceron.[2] One of the warring polytheist factions on Gemenon, the Hephaestons, is named for him. ("Unvanquished")

Ancient Greek Religion[]

Hephaestus (Hephaistos) was the ancient Greek god of fire, metallurgy and crafts. Hephaistos was the brilliant blacksmith of the Olympian gods, for whom he fashioned magnificent houses, armour and ingenious devices. He was known as Vulcan in the Roman pantheon.

Born from Hera and without a father, Hephaistos was, unlike the other gods, a less than beautiful figure. So much so, that. . . he is said to have been thrown from the heavens by his mother (or in other accounts by Zeus) because of his ugliness and on landing on the island of Lemnos, the god was crippled. Cared for by Thetis (and possibly also by Eurynome, the daughter of Ocean) he would construct his workshop on the island’s volcano (or in other accounts on Mount Etna in Sicily) where he lived in an imperishable bright bronze house, where he created his masterpieces of metallurgy.

Hephaistos married the goddess Aphrodite. However, the marriage was not to last as Aphrodite had numerous affairs, most notably with the god, Ares.[3]


  • Patron God of Canceron
  • Hephaestons (Gemenese polytheistic faction)

See Also[]


  1. Photo: "Hephaestus at the Forge" by Guillaume Coustou the Younger (Louvre), Public Domain.
  2. Mandel, Geoffrey. "The Twelve Colonies of Kobol" map. Technical Advisors Jane Espenson and Kevin R. Grazier, special thanks to Bob Harris, author of "Beyond Caprica: A Visitors Guide to the Twelve Colonies," Quantum Mechanix, 2010.
  3. Hephaistos at the Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved on October 21, 2017.