Conversations: Sing, Muses, of Hephaestus Famed for Inventions… w/ Kyle Lewis Jordan (Part 2)

Liv speaks with Kyle Lewis Jordan about the complexities of Hephaestus, both in relation to his impairment and as a god of creation and so much else, in addition to scholarship of disability in the ancient world more broadly. In part two they focus on Hephaestus's relationship with Athena and Aphrodite, the more problematic ideas relating to him and disability today, and "modern" reception of the god (see the images we discuss here). You can follow Kyle on Twitter @HorusofNekhen and you can watch presentation he's done on Disability in Ancient Egypt: the Case of Geheset and Disability in Egyptian Myth and Literature.

CW/TW: far too many Greek myths involve assault. Given it's fiction, and typically involves gods and/or monsters, I'm not as deferential as I would be were I referencing the real thing.

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