God of fire

The hammer

Master of the forge

They say

The only ugly god


Born blood red


His mother


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


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


Mocked by the gods

Who bore him



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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