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Following Hephaestus from the Ancient Agora at the Herakleidon Museum
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No one but him was able to build the beautiful, indestructible bronze mansions where all the other Olympians lived.
In the “Iliad,” Homer tells us that Hephaestus had fashioned for himself handmaidens of gold, who were able to understand him, speak to him and assist him. And they weren’t the only creations of this kind. Among other automata, Hephaestus sculpted golden dogs to guard the palace of Alcinous, and Talos, a giant bronze humanlike automaton to protect Crete. Some even say that, at the request of Zeus, he also sculpted the first mortal woman, Pandora.
After all, Hephaestus was the creator of some of the most stunning pieces of military equipment ever seen. The most famous of all, as a favor to Thetis, he created the shield of Achilles, whose five bronze layers he masterfully engraved with scenes representing almost all aspects of life.
During this walk, we will follow Hephaestus from the Ancient Agora at the Herakleidon Museum to explore, observe and visualize:
The myth concerning Greek Ancient Technology
The reality of being an inventor in Ancient Times
The combination between Religion, Politics and the use of Technology
The marvelous achievements of the ancient Greeks in applying technology to economy, public works, war efforts.
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