Was Hephaestus the god of fire and what was his Roman name?
Hephaestus was actually the god of the forges/blacksmiths. His Roman name was Vulcan.
Hephaestus, Greek god of fire and the forge. Vulcan, the roman name for Hephaestus, see above. Pele, Hawaiian goddess of fire and wisdom. Hestia, Greek goddess of fire, the hearth, the heart of spirituality and emotional stability in the home. Vesta, Roman name for Hestia, see above. Brigid, (also known as: Brigit, and Brighid) Celtic goddess of fire, the forge, poetry. Ho-Masubi or Kagu-Tsuchi, the Japanese god of fire. Agni, Hindu god of fire.
Fire symbolizes many things in mythology. The most common thing fire symbolizes is the Greek god Hephaestus, Roman name: Vulcan, god of fire and blacksmiths. Another thing fire symbolizes is the titan Prometheus. he gave fire to mankind final big one is the Cyclopes. They are immune to fire so they work for Hephaestus his forges.