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Hephaestus
Roman god of fire
From Kid Eternity #3

Real Name

Hephaestus, Vulcan, Vulcanus, Mulciber, etc.

First Appearance

Ancient Greece

Created by

Greek Folklore

Origin

Hephaestus

Hephaestus (or Vulcan in Roman myth) was the god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes in Greco-Roman mythology. He was the son of Hera and Zeus, and the only member of the Twelve Olympians to be ugly and crippled. He served as blacksmith to the Olympians and forged many of their weapons. His wife was Venus, the goddess of love.

Ace

The hero Vulcan (Ace) was a descendant of the roman god of fire.

Centaur

While not yet summoned by Carter, Hephaestus was among the mythological figure that could be summoned forth from Craig Carter's magic ring.

Quality

Vulcan was summoned by Kid Eternity to help him with the Sackville Rebellion.

Lev Gleason

This version of the Greek god of fire met by Yankee Longago was the creator of a comic book called Ungodly Comics.

Charlton

Vulcan is responsible for giving crippled reporter Johnny Mann the power of the Roman gods transforming the man into Son of Vulcan.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Boy Comics #10
  • Kid Eternity #3
  • Hit Comics #55
  • Mysteries of Unexplored Worlds #46-50
  • Humdinger vol. 1 #4

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