and other necessities, but also the production of weapons. As tricksters, Hephaestus, Hermes, and Prometheus embody both good and evil, just like the humans they are often credited with creating. As such, they remain key figures, serving as metonyms, analogies, metaphors, and dynamic symbols throughout Western culture.
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