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Master blacksmith and craftsman of the gods; god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry, sculpture, volcanism and the forge. Symbols include the fire, anvil, ax, donkey, guard dog, crane, hammer, tongs and quail. Son of Hera and Zeus. After he was born, his parents threw him off Mount Olympus and landed on the island of Lemnos. Married to Aphrodite. Unlike most mythical husbands, it is never stated that he cheated on her. His Roman name, Vulcan, gave us the word 'Volcano'.