Temple of Hephaistos

Temple of Hephaistos

Temple of Hephaistos

Temple of Hephaistos sits atop Kolonos Agoraios Hill within the Ancient Agora of Athens.

It is one of the best preserved ancient temples, partly because it was transformed into a Christian church. According to the traveller and geographer Pausanias, two deities were jointly worshipped in the temple: god Hephaestus, protector of all metallurgists, and goddess Athena Ergani, protecting all potters and the cottage industries.

The Temple was converted to the Church of St George, possibly in the 7th century.

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