Amanda Aremisia Forrester
I sing of Hephaistos, the sooty God,
Who with Athena is the patron of artisans.
On lame feet He toils in His forge
The ugly God creating beauty
And refinement from hard ore.
God of technology and innovation
Nimble-fingered One, creator of fine jewels
Invincible weapons, Impenetrable armor
And women of metal.
Volcanoes His fiery forges
Gentle God of Lemnos.
Poor Hephaistos, the hard worker
Cuckolded by His wife, the lovely Aphrodite!
May He be happier with His second wife,
The youngest Kharita, fair Alete.