Vulcan

 

Vulcan

God of fire

The hammer

Master of the forge

They say

The only ugly god

 

Born blood red

Crying

His mother

Disgusted

Threw her newborn son

From Mount Olympus

 

He fell for a day

And a night

He landed in the ocean

The fall

Disfigured him further

 

He was claimed

Nurtured

Raised by sea nymphs

He limped on

With lame legs

Creating beauty

From the ordinary

Crafting through the pain

 

He continued to suffer

Leading a life

Of ridicule

Deception

Mocked by the gods

Who bore him

 

Vulcan

The honorary man.

 

5 thoughts on “Vulcan

  1. Vulcan! The Greek equivalent of Hephaestus. His story is, indeed, very tragic but inspiring. Loved the poem! I am really into Greek mythology. Looking forward to more!

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      1. I know, right! Even Mercury has its planet but not Vulcan! Oh, I’d love to read it. Can you send the link, please?

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