Hephaestus is an interesting god in the Age of Legends pantheon. He does not match the Greek physical ideal and instead his legs are ill-formed, making it difficult for him to stand, and is seen by other gods as weak. His wife Aphrodite cheated on him which made him a laughing stock on Olympus. However he is a master of metalwork and his skill has allowed him to overpower Hera, wife of Zeus, and with the strength of his arms he threw Ares from a volcano. Champions of Hephaestus are usually skilled workers who have been outcast or marginalised by society. The god and his champions work to spread skills throughout the Greek peoples and to protect the weak on the edges of society.