Why did Zeus toss Hephaestus out of Olympus?

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Many variations of this myth. Some say Hera through him off Olympus and Zeus covered for her but the general idea is that it is because Hephaestus was not pretty and the Olympian Gods were generally really vain. Meaning that they valued looks, Hephaestus was ugly therefore he was thrown from a mountain. There are different variations of course but this is the one I'm familiar with.
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Who was Hephaestus?

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What did Zeus do?

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What is Olympus?

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The will of Zeus?

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Who is Olympus?

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Why did Hera throw Hephaestus off mount Olympus?

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Was Hephaestus punish from Zeus?

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What are the physical characteristics of Hades Pallas Athena Phobus Apollo Artemis Aphrodite Hermes Ares Hephaestus Zeus Hera and Poseidon?

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When did the Zeus rule Olympus?

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What duty has Zeus given Hephaestus?

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Why did Hephaestus leave mount Olympus?

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Why did Zeus choose Hephaestus to marry Aphrodite?

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Does Zeus live on mount Olympus?

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How Zeus and his brothers and sisters came to rule Mt Olympus?

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Who did Zeus kill for flying the Chariot of the Sun too close to Mt Olympus?

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Why did Zeus?

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Where did of Zeus?

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How did Hera throw Hephaestus off mount Olympus?

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