Hephaestus is the Greek God of fire, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, metals, and volcanoes. The Romans called him Vulcan. He is the son of Zeus and Hera, or in some accounts only the son of Hera alone. Unlike many deities, Hephaestus lives with disability, having a lame foot. In the design, he’s surrounded by the four Stoic virtues: wisdom, justice, courage, and temperance.
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Athena was the Greek Goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, and crafts. Minerva is her Roman counterpart. She was was a companion to many of the great heroes in Greek legend. She was also the patroness and protector of Athens. A perpetual virgin, she never married. In the design, she’s encircled by the Stoic virtues.
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