Latin from Greek (Ἥφαιστος) means - "volcanic".
Hephaestus was a Greek God whose Roman equivalent was Vulcan. He is the son of Zeus and Hera, the king and Queen of the Gods - or else, according to some accounts, of Hera alone. He was the God of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes.
Like other mythic smiths but unlike most other gods, Hephaestus was lame, which gave him a grotesque appearance in Greek eyes. He served as the blacksmith of the gods, and he was worshipped in the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece, particularly in Athens. The center of his cult was in Lemnos. Hephaestus's symbols are a smith's hammer, an anvil and a pair of tongs, although sometimes he is portrayed as not known to all.