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- "When I was flesh, I apprenticed with Hephaestus, the maker. The War of Unification raged. We created devastating Swords to end it, but then... killed. I created Shrouds, to heal."
- ―Consus, mentioning his master, Hephaestus[src]
Hephaistos was known as 'the maker' among the Isu, having created many Pieces of Eden, and at one point trained Consus, who later used his teachings to construct his own Pieces of Eden, such as the Shrouds, which helped counteract the use of the artifacts as weapons and introduce a method to heal injured Isu during the Human-Isu War.
Influence and legacy
Hephaistos' memory survived among humans as a revered god of smithing and fire, forgework and volcanoes, especially in Greco-Roman mythologies. In them, he was also called The Lame One, for he was believed to have a weak leg, either as a birth defect, or as a consequence of an accident. In various stories, when Hephaistos' limp was discovered by Hera, she threw him off Olympos. Falling near the island of Lesbos, he was discovered by a number of sea deities.
Many of his creations survived the end of the Isu's reign, becoming objects of divine origin among humanity.
During the 5th century BCE the islands of Thasos and Lemnos were known as the Hephaistos Islands, with the latter housing a notable temple. The volcanic island north of Argolis was called the Foundry of Hephaistos.