Imperfect Hephaestus, ‘Vulcan’ to the Romans, blacksmith of the gods and semi-gods – Achilles’ incomparable armour is Hephaestus forged.

 

Him pincer-handed with crab-angled legs.

 

Source: Christopher Logue, War Music, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 42

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