Hephaestus [Ἥφαιστος] was the son of Zeus and Hera. He is the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, sculptors, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. As a smithing god, Hephaestus made all the weapons of the gods in Olympus. He served as the blacksmith of the gods, and was worshipped in the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece, particularly Athens. Hephaestus’ symbols are a smith’s hammer and anvil.