Hephaistos by Ivy Izzard

Ἥφαιστος: the god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes.

To Hephaistos, Fumigation from Frankincense and Manna. Strong, mighty Hephaistos, bearing splendid light, unwearied fire, with flaming torrents bright : strong-handed, deathless, and of art divine, pure element, a portion of the world is thine : all-taming artist, all-diffusive power, ‘tis thine, supreme, all substance to devour : aither, sun, moon, and stars, light pure and clear, for these thy lucid parts [of fire] to men appear. To thee all dwellings, cities, tribes belong, diffused through mortal bodies, rich and strong. Hear, blessed power, to holy rites incline, and all propitious on the incense shine : suppress the rage of fire’s unwearied frame, and still preserve our nature’s vital flame.
Orphic Hymn 66 to Hephaestus (trans. Taylor) (Greek hymns C3rd B.C. to 2nd A.D.)

Photo reference by armathor-stock

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  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonover 6 years ago

    Very Nice Piece…love mythology!

  • Xtianna
    Xtiannaover 6 years ago

    i thought he was supposed to be ugly… nice tho :)

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 6 years ago

    Fantastic work Ivy!! :>)

  • Angela Lo Rosso
    Angela Lo Rossoover 6 years ago


  • Marta Tesoro
    Marta Tesoroover 6 years ago

    I love the hair!

  • cloudsdreams
    cloudsdreamsabout 6 years ago

    the man of my dreams..truly beautiful this of light and dark balance. wonderful….janet

  • Taylor Sawyer
    Taylor Sawyerabout 6 years ago

    You are invited to enter this
    work into the Best of Orange challenge!

  • WIPhotographer
    WIPhotographeralmost 6 years ago

    wow mythology history you go…. i cant believe..

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaalmost 6 years ago

    Wow but you are one amazingly talented lady

  • Gabby87
    Gabby87almost 6 years ago

    That’s so very cool and nice work too!!!

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