Hephaestus in his forge
Portrayed By Julian Garner
Jason Hoyte
Series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Young Hercules
Xena: Warrior Princess
First Appearance "Love Takes a Holiday" (HTLJ)
"Keeping Up with the Jasons" (YH)
"Looking Death in the Eye" (XWP)
Last Appearance "Love, Amazon Style" (HTLJ)
"Under Siege" (YH)
"Motherhood" (XWP)
Gender Male
Status Alive (HTLJ)/Deceased (XWP)
Residence Mount Olympus
Race Olympian, Greek God
Also Known As Vulcan
Cause of Death Being hit by his deflected hammer
Killed By Xena
Romances Aphrodite
Affiliations Oylmpus
Mother Hera
Father Zeus
Brother(s) Apollo, Ares, Bacchus, Castor, Gryphus, Hercules, Lucius, Pollux
Sister(s) Aphrodite, Artemis, Athena, Discord, Persephone
Other Family Uncles: Atlas, Crius, Hades, Poseidon, Hyperion, Oceanus, Porphyrion
Aunts: Celesta, Hecate, Mnemosyne, Hestia, Demeter, Tethys, Thea
First cousins: Bellerophon, Triton
Nephews: Bellerophon, Deimos, Deon, Destroyer, Evander, Strife
Daughter-in-law?/Neice-in-law: Psyche
Grandson/Great-nephew: Bliss
First cousin-once removed: Helios, Nautica
First cousin-once removed-in-law: Iolaus II

Hephaestus, the god of fire and the forge is the son of Zeus and Hera. Hera banished Hephaestus from Olympus when he was born since he was disfigured or scarred on the left side of his face. However, Hephaestus was still the craftsman of the gods. He designed and built many unbeatable weapons for the gods and their heroes.

Hephaestus met his half brother, Hercules in his teenage years during Young Hercules. Hercules helped him get back on his feet after being thrown out of Olympus and Hephaestus helped him out of a few situations.

Hephaestus has been in love with Aphrodite for centuries, but was afraid that she would reject him for his appearance. When he saw Leandra of Syllabus he thought she resembled Aphrodite and so asked her to marry him. Leandra spurned him and so Hephaestus cursed the village of Syllabus to disappear for fifty years. By that time, his servant Iagos, convinced Hephaestus that Leandra may have changed her mind. However, Iagos was manipulating the God of Fire so that he could have access to the many weapons he created, like the Shield of Invisibility and animated armors. Hephaestus then removed that curse on Syllabus and told Iagos that he would not force himself on Leandra. However, Iagos, pretending to be Hephaestus' voice, told that village that they would disappear forever if they did not hand over Leandra. To make sure that Leandra cooperated, he told her become Hephaestus' wife for the sake of her son. However, two times Iolaus interfered, so Iagos lied to Hephaestus that the villagers were preventing Leandra from getting to him, so that he would be given the animated Armors. Also, Aphrodite, who was attempting to imitate Hercules's role, tried being a hero, only to be caught in a magical chair that she could not escape from. With nothing left to do but talk, Aphrodite learned that "Heph" was in love with her, and realized that she loved him too. Hephaestus removed the curse and he and Aphrodite became a couple.

Powers Edit

As the God of Fire and Forge, Hephaestus had the ability to craft artifacts of unmatched quality. Weapons and armor crafted by Hephaestus were virtually indestructible, and could only be destroyed by supernatural means, such as through direct divine power or from being struck by other weapons also crafted by Hephaestus. He was able to craft chains so strong that they could bind a Titan's immense, godlike strength, and many of the items he crafted were also imbued with magical powers, such as the Shield of Perseus and the Metal Panther.

Since Hephaestus is the God of fire & forge as well as creator of all weapons of all Gods & Mortals like he is a powerful Olympian God and so he has Range of Godly powers like :

Immortality: Hephaestus has the ability to live infinite life span as well as immunity to all sorts of diseases.

Invincibility: Hephaestus is invincible to all sorts of weapons (swords,axes,crossbows) as well as all magical powers from the Gods although these powers can hurt him but not kill him.

Atmokinesis: All Olympians has the power to control and manipulate the weather bring out storms , tornadoes ,rains and Lightning.

Healing:  Hephaestus has the ability to heal wounds but he can't heal mortal wounds , Hephaestus as well as the rest of the Gods has to be blessed by Zeus Himself or Athena's blessings to do so.

Pyrokinesis: Hephaestus has the power to control and manipulate fire by throwing it from his hands as well as creating powerful Fire balls .

Teleportation: Hephaestus has the ability to teleport to any place whatever he sees fit either on earth or Olympus.

Superhuman Strength: Hephaestus super strength can send people flying as well as gods..

Energy Blasts: Hephaestus has the power to shoot powerful blue Energy blast capable of killing mortals and hurting Gods.

Portal creation: Hephaestus has the power to create portals to other Dimensions as well as controlling the worlds he creates.

Time Manipulation: All Gods has the power to manipulate time by travel back & forward as well as freezing time itself but they need Zeus's consent first.

Invisibility: All Gods have the power to make themselves invisible to all mortals they can't be seen or heard by them.

Telekinesis: Hephaestus has the ability to move objects & mortals with his mind.

Superhuman Strength: Hephaestus super strength can send people flying as well as gods.

Conjuration: Hephaestus has the powers to conjure anything or any being he wants.

Lightning: Hephaestus has the power to shoot powerful arcs of electricity/lightning capable of killing mortals & hurting Gods.

Shapeshifting: Hephaestus has the ability to alter his appearance to take whatever form he likes whether mortals or monsters or Gods.

Blacksmith & Forge powers: Hephaestus can create weapons that has immense power to stop even Zeus Himself like his chair when Aphrodite sat on it she couldn't teleport and he told her that Zeus himself couldn't get out of that chair , his chains he created chains that can Hold all Gods and prevent them from using their powers, Hercules's Gauntlet who ever Mortal or Monster strikes the Gauntlet he/she immediately turn to Ash, the Shield of Perseus who ever have that shield gets the power to be Invisible, crossbows Hera's Archers have crossbows forged by Hephaestus that are fatal to any Mortal and are even almost Deadly to Demigods who are powerful as Hercules , Hera's Archer's Bolos those Bolos have the power to Bind any Mortal or Monster alike.


Creations Edit

Many items that Hephaestus created played a pivotal role in both shows, while many others made many less prominent appearances.

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Edit

It can also be assumed that all of the armor and weapons employed by the Olympians were forged by Hephaestus as well, given his role as the craftsman of the gods.

Young Hercules Edit

Since Hephaestus is the God of fire & forge as well as creator of all weapons of all Gods & Mortals like he is a powerful Olympian God and so he has Range of Godly powers like :



Hephaestus was played by Julian Garner in his first and last appearances. In all other episodes, he was portrayed by Jason Hoyte

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